The School of Medicine provides many opportunities for medical students to learn about cancer by conducting research as they work towards their M.D. degree. Three options are available to satisfy the student's desired level of research intensity. There are a number of summer research opportunities that are ideally suited for M1 students who are curious about research. Medical students who are highly interested in academic medicine and/or who want to enrich their medical school experience with ongoing laboratory research should consider applying to the Medical Student Research Program. Finally, for medical students who are committed to a career as a physician scientist, the M.D./Ph.D. program may be the right choice. Because cancers are such complex diseases, patients with cancer require a multi-disciplinary medical support team. It's no surprise that so many of our fellowship and residency programs provide opportunities for specialty training related to cancer. Some, such as the Radiation Oncology Residency Program and the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, focus primarily on the treatment of patients living with cancer. Others, such as the Pediatrics Residency Program and the Neurosurgery Residency Program incorporate cancer-specific, interdisciplinary conferences such as the weekly Pediatric Tumor Board into their training programs.
The links below will guide you to some of the fellowship and residency programs in the School of Medicine that are part of our cancer educational efforts.
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