Clinical research: The clinical track is chosen by fellows who are interested in an academic career in clinical research, a career practicing hematology/oncology or who have not yet decided to commit to laboratory-based research. We encourage all fellows in this track to spend at least 1-2 months involved in a lab-based research project, to allow them to appreciate the full spectrum of the efforts that are being made in our progress against cancer. However, the bulk of the research time for fellows in this track is spent in clinical research projects, in collaboration with one of the Hematology or Medical Oncology faculty members.
Laboratory research: For fellows who are committed to a career in the laboratory, or who would like to spend their research time during fellowship in a laboratory-based research effort, we offer a laboratory research track. This track allows fellows more elective time in the second and third years, and we make every effort to ensure that the time is protected. Fellows apply for this track during their first or second years with a written outline of their proposed research project for the following year.
PhD Program for Clinicians: New in 2007, this program provides a rigorous, accelerated curriculum to train medical scientists for careers in basic or translational research in association with the research component of existing accredited residency and fellowship programs. PhD's are awarded through the Graduate Program in Life Sciences. These programs include: Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Science, Epidemiology, Gerontology and Toxicology. Fellows apply for this program during their first year of fellowship.