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Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Spiritual Care Services/Chaplaincy Dept.
55 Fruit Street, Founders 624G
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 726-2220
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Ms. Katrina M. Scott

Organization Description:

Massachusetts General Hospital is an acute care, research and teaching hospital affiliated with the Harvard Medical School and a member of the Partner's Healthcare Consortium. An integral part of one of the world's most distinguished medical centers, the MGH Cancer Center is known for providing individualized therapies in both in-patient and out-patient settings. The mission of the MGH Cancer Center is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to a diverse community of patients and families in an environment committed to research and education. With 18 fully integrated, multidisciplinary clinical programs, the MGH Cancer Center takes a team approach inclusive of spiritual care and wellness.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Internationally known for its expertise and cutting edge treatment, the patients, families and staff of the MGH Cancer Center is culturally diverse. Student would assist the Chaplain in providing spiritual care to patients, families and staff in the Cancer Center's out-patient clinic as a member of a multidisciplinary team (physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, music/art therapists and volunteers). Key learning component: developing skills within a clinical setting that support patients and families in negotiating the difficulties of living with a life-threatening illness. In addition to direct patient care, student would facilitate bi-monthly interfaith spiritual wellness groups, write weekly process notes, and attend various Grand Rounds/Seminars. Student will attend MGH Volunteer Dept orientation program for ID badge, CORI, heath exam (TB test) and confidentiality agreement.

Commute/Transportation Information:

Student can take the Red Line to MGH/Charles (Yawkey Out-Patient Cancer Center is located right next to the station) or take the M2 shuttle from Lamont Library to Longwood Medical area and then the Brigham/Women's shuttle to MGH (longer but free of charge).

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


Weekly individual supervision is provided on-site with Chaplain Katrina Scott. 10-12 hours a week in house, with (2) verbatims and (2) reflection papers.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4,000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: Weekly individual supervision is provided on-site. Supervisor holds an MDiv and BCC. 10-12 hours a week in-house, with (2) verbatims and/or (2) reflection papers.

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