Graduate Education Training

Two (2) available educational training options:

A. Degree Issuing Training
This nationally accredited program focuses on oncology education and is offered by the RPCI graduate division in partnership with State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo).

The oncology education program offers two (2) degree issuing training options:

i. Master Degree (MS)
Candidates are accepted into a nationally accredited program. The program is for two (2) years, which includes academic courses and a research project. Candidates can select from multiple subspecialty oncology training programs (e.g. epidemiology, pharmacology, immunology, molecular pathology, bioinformatics, etc.) The relevant research and coursework would be conducted at RPCI under the direct supervision of an RPCI faculty member.

ii. Doctorate Degree (PhD)
Candidates for the PhD program are enrolled into a nationally accredited program. Candidates can select from multiple subspecialty oncology training disciplines: Cancer Pathology and Prevention, Cellular and Molecular Biology (Genetics), Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Biophysics and Biochemistry, and Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics. The relevant research and coursework would be conducted at RPCI under the direct supervision of an RPCI faculty member. The training program is for five (5) years.

These degree options require the trainee to obtain an F-1 student visa, which is processed by the University at Buffalo.

B. Certificate of Training
This option is for graduate students enrolled in a doctorate or a master degree program at their home university/hospital. This option provides the student with oncology research experience at RPCI. Accepted students will perform an oncology research project at RPCI under the supervision of a RPCI research mentor. Graduation will be carried out at the home institute/hospital of the student. The official degree will be issued by the home institution/hospital. This training program ranges from six (6) months up to one (1) year and requires the trainee to obtain a J-1 visa, which is processed by OICO.