T32 Surgical Oncology Training Program
Department of Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis
Surgical Oncology Training Program:
- This research training program is funded by a T32 award from the National Cancer Institute to the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.
- This grant supports a comprehensive educational program in laboratory research in cell and developmental biology, immunobiology, molecular biology and molecular genetics/genomics. The aim is to support surgical residents and/or fellows who are planning careers devoted to oncology in the specialties of general, pediatric and thoracic surgery, as well as gynecologic oncology. The long-term objective of this program is to prepare surgical trainees, through an intense educational program and mentored research experiences, to become independent scientific investigators and to acquire faculty positions in academic departments as well as to become leading physician scientists.
- The typical training period is two years, with a maximum of three years.
Number of Candidates Accepted Per Year:
- Nine positions are available each year.
- Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and must not have had more than one year of previous postdoctoral support from another NIH institutional training grant or individual NIH fellowship award.
- All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
- Physicians on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Acceptance Criteria of the Program:
The acceptance criteria are based on the following:
- Academic credentials and recommendations
- Strong interest in cancer research and a desire for an academic career in surgical oncology
Goals of the Training Program:
The primary training goal of the T32 Surgical Oncology Training Program is to develop academic surgeons who have outstanding skills in: 1) the multidisciplinary clinical care of patients with a particular emphasis on cancer patients; 2) the performance of fundamental laboratory research; and 3) the teaching of fellows, house staff and medical students.
Expectations of the Trainees:
- Trainees are expected to be committed to full-time basic research training (40 hours/week) with two year commitment.
- No clinical responsibility will be expected of the trainees.
- Trainees will attend regularly scheduled seminars and journal clubs.
- Trainees will be expected to complete training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
- Trainees will have the responsibility to provide annual progress reports during and after the period of support.
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