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Fellowships

Physicians |Nurse Practitioners| Neurostimulation (tDCS)

Physician Fellowship

MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care is now accepting fellowship applications for the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine at MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Program. The fellowship is ACGME accredited, and we have three available positions for the 2019-2020 training year. The Fellowship offers a unique training experience across diverse practice sites serving more than 850 hospice and palliative care patients a day. Rotations include inpatient consultation service; home hospice, inpatient hospice and palliative care units and residences; ambulatory palliative care; long-term care; and pediatric palliative care.

MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care is the largest provider of community-based hospice and palliative care in the region. The Program Director is Russell K. Portenoy, MD, and Associate Program Directors are Mona Patel, DO, and Myra Glajchen, DSW. The faculty includes physicians in multiple specialties (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, and Pediatrics) and numerous others in nursing, social work, chaplaincy, pharmacy, psychology, and research.

During the course of the Fellowship, trainees will develop competencies in specialist-level palliative care in diverse models, including community-based and institution-based consultation services, and hospice in all venues and levels of care. In addition, Fellows will gain experience in the application of evidence-based medicine techniques, quality improvement, and research.

For an overview of the rotational schedule, please click here.

Application

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year through ERAS. The application should include your curriculum vitae, personal statement, three letters of support, and test scores. The training program is participating in NRMP.

If you wish to discuss your candidacy in more detail, please contact Dr. Myra Glajchen, Associate Program Director, at (212) 440-1944 or mglajche@mjhs.org.

MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
39 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10006


The MJHS Institute is grateful to the Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation, the Harold and Isabel Feld Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund, The Hearst Foundations, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine/Kindred Gentiva Hospice Foundation, and The Leir Charitable Foundations for their generous support of our Interprofessional Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program.


Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative and MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care are accepting applications for their Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program in Community-Based Hospice and Palliative Care. The NP fellowship is an intensive one-year program designed to provide advanced education with a focused clinical experience necessary to acquire the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, specialized hospice and palliative nursing care and to provide the clinical prerequisites required for The Hospice and Palliative Care Credentialing Center (HPCC) Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing Exam. The fellowship also promotes quality improvement, research, education, and leadership activities based upon the candidate’s interests and growth potential.

Nursing Education is based upon the theoretical framework of The National Consensus Project’s eight domains of palliative care that focus on nursing care’s processes, pain and symptom management, psychological, spiritual, cultural, legal, ethical, and end-of-life care. Didactic education and case conferences are provided by an interdisciplinary faculty and integrated with other fellowship programs. Clinical rotations include diverse settings such as inpatient consultation service, ambulatory, and community-based palliative care. Hospice rotations include home care, inpatient units, residences, and long-term care.

MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care is the largest provider of community-based hospice and palliative care in the region. The Program Director is Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN, FT. Faculty includes nurse practitioners in multiple specialties such as: community and family medicine, adult-gerontology, and pediatrics) and numerous other interdisciplinary staff in medicine, social work, chaplaincy, pharmacy, psychology, and research.

Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until fellowship positions have been filled. Prospective applicants can download the application form and application checklist below and email materials to cdamon@mjhs.org. For more information please call Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CT, Director of Education and Training, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, at (212) 649-5214.

Nursing Fellowship Application Form (MS Word)

Nursing Fellowship Application Documentation Checklist (pdf)

MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
39 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10006


Neurostimulation Fellowship Program

Endorsed by the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care; City College of New York; and University of Florida.

Organized by the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care.

Directors:

Helena Knotkova, PhD
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Marom Bikson, PhD
City College of New York 

Adam Woods, PhD
University of Florida

The Fellowship is an intensive, 4-day program, starting on October 22 – 25, 2018, designed to provide comprehensive theoretical background and practical experience necessary to acquire the knowledge and skills for tDCS protocol design and application.

The NYC tDCS Fellowship distinguishes itself from other tDCS educational initiatives by offering extensive hands-on experience and an in-depth learning approach, including interactive lectures, facilitated discussion, demonstrations, hands-on step-by-step exercises, individual projects, and final theoretical test and practical exam.

The Fellowship utilizes versatile educational elements from basic to expert level. It is expected that even individuals highly experienced in tDCS will benefit from the advanced and comprehensive training in state-of-the-art techniques.

The NYC tDCS Fellowship provides the only comprehensive tDCS training in the United States.

The Fellowship focuses on building competencies in the following areas: Principles and mechanisms of tDCS, electrode preparation and montages, stimulation parameters, protocols and targeted outcomes; safety; tDCS current modeling and dose determination; good practices in tDCS delivery; clinical and research trial design, tDCS protocol design and implementation in research/clinical trials; with specific methodologic considerations for HD-tDCS and conventional tDCS in institutional and home-based settings.

Education and training will be provided by a seasoned highly experienced team. Ideal candidates for the Fellowship are absolvents of graduate and postgraduate programs in related disciplines (medicine, bioengineering, neuroscience, nursing) and/or individuals involved in tDCS research/clinical trials and treatment. Previous practical experience with tDCS not required but preferred.

The Fellowship promotes expertise in the field of noninvasive brain stimulation.

Application

Applications are accepted for consideration on a rolling basis until fellowship positions have been filled. For more information please contact us at NYCtDCSfellowship@gmail.com. Application via email should include the following:

  1. Name, contact information, degrees completed or current enrollment
  2. Current affiliations including name of supervisor or collaborators as relevant to tDCS (in body of email)
  3. Description of experience and/or plans for tDCS, less than 150 words (in body of email)
  4. Complete CV (as attachment);
  5. Optional: Please include any questions you have about course content and any specific requests for material to be covered.
  6. Email the information above to: NYCtDCSfellowship@gmail.com.

FELLOWSHIP COST

  • Cost: $1,500. Participants who are accepted to the program will be provided with instructions for payment within 2 weeks of acceptance. Space is limited. Payment must be received before October 8, 2018, or admission may be receded. 
  • Early registration is $1,200 for participants who apply by August 30, 2018 – subject to space availability. For early registration rate to apply, applicants notified of acceptance must submit their registration to be received before August 30, 2018, without exception. Please apply as early as possible to reserve your place.
  • Cost covers the attendance of the fellowship, supplies used during the fellowship, and light refreshments. All travel, hotel, meal, and other expenses are not included in this cost, and participants are required to make their own plans and accommodations.