University of Washington Medicine is currently accepting trainees for their Neuro-Oncology Program to start on July 1, 2021.
The University of Washington Neuro-Oncology Program evaluates and treats patients with a broad spectrum of neuro-oncologic diseases. Our Neurosurgery Department serves a large geographic area with a high volume of cases. The Alvord Brain Tumor Center is a dedicated “brain tumor home” for our patients with primary glioma, medulloblastoma, primary CNS lymphoma, brain metastases and leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Medical oncologists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance also collaborate with us on their patients with pre-transplant systemic lymphoma or central nervous system metastases. We have an active clinical trial portfolio with investigator initiated and cooperative group studies. Our radiation oncologists offer Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, standard photon radiation therapy as well as proton beam therapy. Trainees would be exposed to the cutting edge of scientific questions in CNS radiation oncology. The fellow will also work with Neuroradiology and Neuropathology for multidisciplinary training. Dr. Lynne Taylor and Dr. Jerome Graber are board certified in Palliative Care. Therefore, our program emphasizes communication skills and expert symptom management in our patients.
The first year is focused on clinical training and covers all areas of curriculum required for UCNS certification. The second year is optional and offers an opportunity to focus on either clinical or laboratory research. Fellows are exposed to a variety of inpatient and outpatient neuro-oncology settings at internationally recognized institutions: University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Fellows will also participate in formal multidisciplinary discussions at a weekly tumor board meeting.
We are a UCNS (United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties) accredited program in Neuro-Oncology and it is our expectation that graduates of the program will take the certification examination at the completion of the program.
Applicants must have completed a neurology, hemotology/oncology or neurosurgery residency and have attained the qualifications necessary to sit for the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties Certification Examiniation. We will consider applicants who completed a training program in hematology/oncology, neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, or radiation oncology on a case-by-case basis.
To apply for the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, the following documents are required:
For questions about our program and/or the application process, please contact our program coordinator Miranda Skillin at [email protected].