Frequently Asked Questions
Is an official transcript required? Should I include my transcript with my application or should I have the school send it directly to Dana-Farber?
Official or unofficial transcripts are accepted. The transcript must be sent by the applicant through the careers website in one PDF along with the resume and statement of interest. Dana-Farber will request official transcripts of the top semi-finalists.
Do you consider internships or fellowships as relevant experience?
Yes, we consider experience gained through employment, internships, or fellowships.
Can I apply if I am currently in a master's program?
Yes, we consider applicants currently completing their master's program.
Can I apply if I am an international student?
Yes, if you have an advanced degree from a U.S. accredited institution. Dana-Farber does not sponsor work visas for CPNO Fellows.
If I am selected for and accept the fellowship, do I have to leave my current job?
The fellowship is a full-time two-year position. You would have to leave your current job to be the CPNO Fellow for the entire two years.
Does the completion of the fellowship guarantee me a job at Dana-Farber?
No, completion of the Fellowship Program does not guarantee you a job at Dana-Farber. However, your performance during the fellowship may provide you with many great job opportunities at the Institute and elsewhere.
Where can I learn more about Dana-Farber and the health care industry?
There are many books describing the history of health care and how it has evolved. A few that are recommended based on their unique perspective of areas within the health care field relevant to Dana-Farber include:
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
This comprehensive narrative reaches back into the depths of history to tell the biography of cancer and man's attempts at treatment and discovering a cure. The Emperor of All Maladies also highlights Dana-Farber's inception and development as an institution on the frontlines of the war on cancer.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
In a twist to the usual dialogue surrounding stem cell research, Rebecca Skloot explores a variety of moral dilemmas centered around the continued use of immortalized cancer cells from a patient in the 1950s.
The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer — and How to Win It
A decade ago, Clifton Leaf, a celebrated journalist and a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress fighting this terrifying disease. The Truth in Small Doses brings an interesting perspective to the debate about how best to allocate our scarce resources in the cancer fight.