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WCI Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program

The application deadline is March 3, 2023. 


The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program at UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute is a one-year post-graduate specialty training program for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The program is 75 percent clinical and 25 percent didactic, including online education sessions. 

The APP Fellowship Program at Wilmot will provide additional skills, training and mentorship experience. This is an intensive clinical program that will prepare NPs and PAs to meet the needs of culturally diverse and clinically complex patients who are typical of the cancer institute. Fellows will work with WCI faculty and APPs with a wide variety of expertise in cancer care experience. Additionally, the APP fellows will be on the cutting edge of health care delivery as they train to work within the University of Rochester Medical Center and its affiliates. By the completion of this fellow ship, it is anticipated that the fellows will show clinical growth, improved clinical confidence and increased preparedness to care for patients in all of these locations.

The APP Fellowship includes a core program of cancer care and also several specialty rotations meant to enhance oncology provider education, including radiation oncology, palliative care and hereditary cancer screening, among others. Clinical rotations within this fellowship include experiences in the ambulatory, inpatient and subspecialties.

APP Fellowship Benefits

APP Fellows are offered full employee benefits including CME allowance and paid vacation.

The Fellowship program includes certifications such as:

  • ACLS (as applicable)
  • ONS

Upon successful completion of the program, fellows will potentially be offered full-time medical staff positions in the Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Application Requirements

  • Fellowship applicants should be clinically prepared nurse practitioners or physician assistants with a strong interest in hematology/oncology and interested in a rigorous learning year focusing on this specialty.
  • Applicants must be license-eligible in New York State.
  • A complete application includes a resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation from a clinical educator and faculty member.

The application deadline for 2023-2024 is March 3, 2023. Interviews will be from March 13-24, 2023, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by April 4, 2023. The tentative start date is Sept. 5, 2023, pending NYS license and organization credentialing.


For more information, or to submit your electronic application, please contact:

Allison Gunderson, PA-C MSHPE
Director of Wilmot Cancer Institute APP Fellowship Program
Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642