This year-long program is designed to help psychiatrists acquire knowledge and skills in the psychosocial care of patients and families at all stages of cancer, including the end of life.
Fellows receive supervision in the psychiatric care of both oncology outpatients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and inpatients at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). They develop collaborative relationships with oncology subspecialty practices and other disciplines, teach non-psychiatric staff and trainees, and undertake a scholarly project for presentation and/or publication.
Responsibilities include clinical services to cancer patients and their families; consultation and follow-up with inpatients; development of collaborative relationships with oncology subspecialty practices; and other disciplines. Mentored research and teaching opportunities are also available.
Fellows work closely with the Palliative Care Service at Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The fellow will be supervised by Psychosocial Oncology Program faculty.
The fellowship runs for a full year, from July 1 through June 30.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vita and a letter describing their clinical interest to:
David Gitlin, MDDirector, Division of Medical PsychiatryBrigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals75 Francis StreetBoston, MA firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellows work closely with faculty of the Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Services of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.
The Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, along with the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), provide enhanced opportunities for focused clinical learning about palliative care and the emotional support of patients with cancer.
Specifically, fellows learn to:
Fellows will participate in the following activities:
Susan D. Block, MDChair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative CareCo-Director, HMS Center for Palliative CareProfessor of Psychiatry (Medicine), Harvard Medical School.
John Peteet, MDFellowship Site Director, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative CareAssociate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolIlana M. Braun, MD, Chief, Division of Psychosocial OncologyAssistant professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolFremonta Meyer, MDClinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolHalyna Vitagliano, MD Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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