Research Training

A. Post-Doctorate Oncology Research Fellowship
This training is for medical physicians (MD), dentists (DDS) and doctorates of philosophy (PhD). The research fellowship training program offers a great opportunity to practice medical oncology skills in an environment that fits candidates’ qualifications and provides clinical, translational and collaborative oncology research experience. The training permits working semi-independently in an oncology research laboratory under the mentorship and direction of an established RPCI principal investigator. Trainees will be assigned and perform a translational oncology research project to investigate and generate data, which may lead to a submission for publication in peer reviewed journals. The training has a flexible start date and requires a J-1 visa sponsored by RPCI-OICO.

B. Laboratory Oncology Research Training
This training program is designed to meet the oncology research training needs of health centers and their trainees. It is exclusively related to laboratory oncology research projects performed at RPCI. Candidates will be supervised by a designated RPCI staff identified by OICO. This training program is offered for one (1) to three (3) years, which depends on the training request. The areas of training are cancer genetics, pharmacology and therapeutics, immunology, pathology, cancer prevention, epidemiology and other requested areas of translational oncology research training. Candidates interested in this training program must obtain a J-1 visa, which is processed by RPCI-OICO.

C. Research Electives
C-1. Biomedical Research Elective Program (BREP)
This training program is designed for first and second year medical students that seek oncology basic science and translational research experience in the United States. The goal of this program is to provide medical students with an opportunity to develop biomedical laboratory basic research skills and knowledge. This is a six (6) to twelve (12) week program, which requires English language proficiency and has a flexible start date.

C-2. Biomedical Research and Clinical Elective (BRCE)
This training program is designed for fifth and sixth year medical students that seek oncology translational biomedical research and clinical (no hands-on) observational experience in the United States. The goal of this program is to provide students with laboratory research skills combined with clinical knowledge. Students will be trained in various subspecialties and have an opportunity to network, obtain letters of recommendation and gain a general sense of a U.S. hospital environment. This is an eight (8) to sixteen (16) week program which requires English language proficiency and has a flexible start date.