To prepare you to provide transdisciplinary care for patients with chronic or life-limiting illness, this fellowship for psychologists combines psychosocial oncology training with palliative care specialization to provide you with specific expertise in symptom management and end-of-life care.

Your involvement in the outpatient Psychosocial Oncology Clinic and consultation within a specific oncology clinic enrich your education with a diverse array of clinical experiences. Fellows have the opportunity to work with patients and families at various phases of their cancer journey from the point of diagnosis to the end of life. Many of these patients and their family members experience depression, anxiety, psychosocial distress and anticipatory grief, while others have a history of post-traumatic stress or other mental health concerns.

Fellows complete rotations in consultation-liaison, hospice and bereavement care and palliative medicine, with other elective rotations. You also provide education to patients and staff members on the psychosocial aspects of cancer care.

In research, you will be assisted to develop manuscripts through the Psychosocial Oncology Research Program and may also engage in research with oncologists at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. You will take part in psychosocial oncology grand rounds and research team meetings, and are expected to complete at least two manuscripts per year.

Application Process

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in clinical or counseling psychology, an American Psychological Association-approved clinical internship, interest and experience working in a medical setting.

The fellowship begins July to September every two years. The next runs from 2017 to 2019. Applications will be accepted through January 15 the year prior to the July-September start date or until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your specific interests, curriculum vitae, an official graduate transcript, a de-identified initial psychosocial assessment and care plan and three letters of recommendation to:

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210-1250
Fellowship Coordinator: Joenna Cynkar
614-293-4540
Fax: 614-293-4200
Joenna.Cynkar@osumc.edu

Questions about the position should be directed to:

Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, PhD
Director, Psychosocial Oncology Fellowship Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
504B Martha Morehouse Tower
2050 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221
614-293-8898
sharla.wells@osumc.edu

About the Program

About the Program

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