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Hematology/Oncology Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program
Hematology-Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Training and Fellowship
Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center offers a post-Master's advanced practice provider fellowship and training program for physician assistants and nurse practitioners (pediatric nurse practitioner or family nurse practitioner) interested in the care of children and adolescents with cancer, hematologic disorders, and/or stem cell transplantation.
The three-month clinical fellowship provides a comprehensive educational pediatric-focused advanced practice provider program coupled with clinical opportunities designed to provide the fellow with a comprehensive overview and focused training in an area of special interest. The fellow will develop skills related to the diagnosis and management of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Two (2) fellows are accepted into the advanced practice provider program which is held July-September of each year. Nurse practitioner and physician assistant fellows will receive compensation to cover expenses during their training.
The fellowship is open to primary care and acute care pediatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners and physician assistants as an educational opportunity.
Acquire knowledge of the treatment and management of pediatric oncology and hematology diagnoses
Strengthen physical assessment skills essential for the care of pediatric and adolescent oncology, hematology and stem cell transplant patients
Develop baseline understanding of potential complications related to the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancers, blood disorders, or stem cell transplantation
Develop skills in performing invasive procedures
Provide opportunities to explore the advanced practice provider professional role
Experience the collaborative role among MDs, PAs and NPs in the Cancer and Hematology Center
Integrate a knowledge base necessary to educate patients and families
Clinical experiences for the nurse practitioner or physician assistant fellow include rotations on the leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumor, neuro-oncology, late effects, hematology, the inpatient general hematology/oncology unit and hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit. Fellows also obtain hematology laboratory experiences. Fellows will be actively involved in patient assessment, teaching, management and follow-up.
In addition, fellows will attend tumor board, grand rounds, nursing rounds, advanced practice provider meetings and clinical pathology conferences and will participate in a weekly seminar/lecture series. Psychosocial issues are addressed throughout the fellowship rotations. Advanced practice provider fellows will begin in July in order to attend the summer MD Fellow Lecture Series.
Faculty supervision and education
Fellows will be precepted by certified pediatric nurse practitioners, family medicine nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and other clinical faculty of Baylor College of Medicine.
Our facilities in the Texas Medical Center
Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center is ranked among the top pediatric cancer centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We are one of the largest pediatric cancer and hematology research and treatment centers in the country.
Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree program in nursing or physician assistant studies and be eligible for national Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification, Family Nurse Practitioner Certification or Physician Assistant Certification.
PALS certification is required.
Applications for the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program are due March 15th for the July program.
The application process also includes completion of a formal fellowship application packet and submission of a curriculum vitae with three letters of reference.