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Interested in Oncology Social Work?

Apply to attend the annual meeting of the Association for Oncology Social Work with an Oncology Social Work Fellowship!

We are pleased to announce that the University of Maryland School of Social Work will be able to provide oncology social work fellowships to UMDSSW social work students (MSW/PhD) with an interest in oncology social work. Oncology social work is the subspecialty of social work in health care that involves working with (or on behalf of) people with cancer and their families. AOSW is the primary organization for social workers in oncology (Association for Oncology Social Work) (

The SSW OSW Fellowships make it possible for UMB-SSW students to attend the annual meeting of the Association of Oncology Social Work. The schedule for 2023 is on the AOSW website. You will see a wide range of leaning opportunities, from sessions designed for beginning oncology social workers to advanced, sessions dealing with DEI issues in the field, and the latest research results. If you are interested, here are some details of the fellowships. This year, the meeting is scheduled to be held in person in New Orleans, La from June 19 - June 21, 2023. The OSW fellowship will pay for conference registration and student membership in AOSW for a year, in addition to airfare (Baltimore – New Orleans) and three nights of hotel stay at the conference hotel*. (Meals are not covered, but the conference provides breakfasts and includes receptions with some food.)

Fellows will also be able to get CEU credits if they wish, although there may be a small additional fee.

Networking is an important component of in-person conferences, and AOSW has developed an “app” that allows conference attendees of the conference to connect as well.

The ideal candidate for is someone with a serious, long-term interest in the field of oncology social work. For example, you might be thinking about working in the field, as a practitioner or a researcher. If you are interested in applying for an OSW Fellowship, please use the link below to complete an online application. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 21, 2023, 5:00 PM ET.

*Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Rooms are at the conference hotel may be shared by two students.



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