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The MGH-DFCI-BWH fellowship training program in neuro-oncology prepares academically oriented physicians to become leaders in clinical and laboratory investigation and clinical teaching. The program is a combined effort between Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.

The program is one of the few in the nation supported by a K12 training grant from the National Cancer Institute. Three trainees are accepted each year for a 2 to 3 year period of clinical and research training.


Three trainees are accepted each year for a 2 to 3 year period of clinical and research training. The first year of the program consists of clinical rotations in both ambulatory and hospital settings. The second and third years are devoted to laboratory-based or clinical research. All fellows attend the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health during the summers of their second and third years. It is possible to obtain a master of science or master of public health degree from Harvard while attending the program.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the address below.

Karen Shamma-Horak
Hematology/Oncology/Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program Manager
Massachusetts General Hospital
Yawkey Outpatient Center, Suite 7A
55 Fruit Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Phone: 617-643-1737
Fax: 617-643-0798
Email: kshammahorak@partners.org

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Welcome Video

Dr. Scott Plotkin, Director of the MGH-DFCI-BWH Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program, talks about the program, its benefits, and why prospective fellows should attend. Join Dr. Plotkin and former and current fellows as they share their thoughts about the fellowship, living in Boston, and the camaraderie/relationships they have created.