The Banner MD Anderson Advanced Practice Surgical Oncology Fellowship is a 13-month post-graduate program providing high level surgical training and specialty specific knowledge in surgical oncology and its subspecialties. Upon successful completion of the program, the advanced practice provider (APP) fellow will be well trained to function at the top of their scope of practice.
This position affords the APP fellow a structured environment where they may develop a deep understanding of multidisciplinary oncologic care at a high volume cancer care center. Training will include opportunities to advance clinical skills and knowledge in three core areas: surgical oncology, perioperative management and comprehensive oncologic care.
This fellow is a member of a care team that provides and coordinates medical, surgical, and specialty care to patients of Banner MD Anderson, as permitted by their state license and training. Assignments will take fellows across multiple Banner campuses, including Banner Gateway Medical Center, Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Banner Del Webb Medical Center and Banner Boswell Medical Center. This gives the fellow an opportunity to serve the diverse patient population in the Phoenix area and Arizona at-large.
The fellow will assist the surgical oncology team by performing patient assessments, obtaining a comprehensive medical history, interpreting the results of diagnostic tests procedures, developing treatment plans and conducting follow-up and surveillance visits, alongside seeing new consults These duties will be performed under direct supervision and as allowed by their state license.
Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be awarded a certificate by Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Department of Surgical Oncology.
Each rotation will have a clinical and didactic component with over 2000 mentored hours of direct patient care. While BMDACC is focused on cancer care, the fellow will also gain exposure to a limited number of non-oncologic cases as well.
Core rotations include breast, colorectal, hepatopancreatobiliary, skin & soft tissue, head & neck, urologic, gynecologic, thoracic and complex reconstructive surgery. The last 8 weeks of the program will culminate in a subspecialty area of the fellows choosing to allow them to continue to refine their knowledge in their area of interest.
In addition, fellows will gain to rotating through the core surgical oncology specialties, additional exposure to other clinical specialties including medical oncology, psycho-oncology, radiation oncology, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, interventional radiology, integrative medicine and nutrition.
For more information regarding the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Advance Practice Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, contact:
Applications Open: December 5, 2022
Applications Close: April 8, 2023
Interviews: May 2023
Application Notification: June 5, 2023
Program Start Date: December 5, 2022
The application criteria for this fellowship include:
Class of 2022-2023
Class of 2021-2022
Class of 2020-2021