Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

General Information

Available positions:
6-8
Number of covered hospital beds:
1000
Number of inpatient consults per year for service:
2000
Number of full-time faculty equivalents for service:
30
Annual salary:
$88,645
J-1 Visa accepted:
Yes
H-1 Visa Accepted:
Yes

Experience (average hours/week)

Clinical Inpatient:
30
Clinical Outpatient:
8-10
Didactics and Seminars:
8
Academic project required?
Yes

Description of Program

Clinical Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psycho-Oncology

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Psychosomatic Medicine Clinical Fellowship Training Program (ACGME Program Number 4093531020) was first established 35 years ago in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of MSK. As one of the largest and most academic consultation-liaison psychiatry fellowship programs in the country, it has been unique among fellowship training programs in its primary focus on cancer as a model of illness, its highly active research environment, and its nationally renowned teaching faculty.

This program has long enjoyed a national reputation of excellence and has been accredited by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine for over 15 years. With subspecialty certification of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in 2005, we initiated a joint Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center fellowship training program in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psycho-Oncology, affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University Department of Psychiatry Residency Program.

This joint program provides opportunities for fellows at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to rotate to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and have exposure not only to the oncology setting and the outstanding faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering but also to many non-oncology medical subspecialty experiences under the supervision of an outstanding Cornell faculty.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University invite applications for six to eight postdoctoral clinical fellowship positions in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psycho-Oncology. The training program offers a one year clinical fellowship designed to provide training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psycho-Oncology. Fellows may elect to train a second year if desired.

The first year emphasizes clinical care, with fellows spending ten months at Memorial Sloan Kettering and two months of required clinical rotations at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The second year provides opportunities to train and participate in clinical research and/or to further develop clinical and administrative skills and may include a three month elective rotation at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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