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How to Apply


Where will you be when a cure is found? This is where it happens. At MD Anderson Cancer Center, we bring together the expertise, the technology and the dedication that is moving us closer to our goal of Making Cancer History®?

Steps when Applying

Have you applied with us previously?  Before submitting your next application, read more.

When applying for a position at MD Anderson Cancer Center follow these easy steps for best optimization:

  1. Set up your My Career Profile with MD Anderson
  2. Search our online database for career opportunities by entering a keyword then click 'Go'
  3. Click the 'apply' button once you've found a position of interest
  4. Check your e-mail for link to assessment required for all positions from ''
  5. Review your self-service My Career Profile with MD Anderson for updates

We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy and these internet explorer tips (pdf) before applying online.

Assessment Information

Institutional Behavioral Assessment

For all positions, the institutional behavioral assessment is given to determine candidates’ fit with our institutional core values. Applicants who do not take the assessment will not be considered. Once you begin the assessment, you must complete it in its entirety. Your assessment results are active for 6 months. After submitting your application, check your e-mail for link to the required assessment from ''. For technical issues, contact Prove IT technical support toll-free at 1-877-622-8684.

Pre-employment Testing

The testing process is designed to measure various skills and abilities that are important to performing clerical, secretarial, and technical jobs including: 

  • Administrative and secretarial positions 
  • Patient and public contact positions 
  • Clerk and information management positions 
  • Data entry operators 
  • Business and accounting positions 
  • Pharmacy and medical technicians 
  • Artists 
  • Medical transcriptionists
  • Other

Frequently Asked Questions - Assessments (pdf)

Applicant Test Prep Guide (pdf)

Test Batteries by Job Family (pdf)

Submitting your Resume

We understand that applying to a position can be time consuming. That’s why we have automated our application process by allowing you to upload your resume when setting up your My Career Profile with MD Anderson. By setting up your profile, you can make updates conveniently with a click of a button. Uploading your resume is highly recommended. 

Resume Tips

MD Anderson receives resumes through our applicant tracking system in all Microsoft Word versions. By setting up a My Careers Profile, you are able to make updates to your resume and contact information to ensure we have your most recent data. Uploading your resume is highly recommended. Things to keep in mind when preparing your resume:

  • Be sure your contact information is current
  • Avoid non-standard fonts and bullets
  • Avoid columns
  • Place headings in all caps such as Education, Experience, Certifications, etc.

Our recruiters regularly search this database to locate qualified applicants for open jobs. Searches are done by keywords and phrases that describe the skills required for each job. It is important, therefore, that resumes include terms and familiar industry acronyms for all relevant skills and experience that could be of value in a position at MD Anderson.

Content tips to maximize “Hits” in our resume tracking database:

  • Use enough key words to define your skills, experience, education, professional affiliations, etc.
  • Describe your experience with concrete words
  • Use more than one page if necessary to include all relevant job experience
  • Use jargon and acronyms specific to your industry. Make sure you list appropriate certifications and/or licenses
  • If you are not sure if the appropriate key words are part of the text, add a paragraph of key words to the bottom of your resume

Not only will you be considered for the specific role to which you have applied, but your talents and background may be considered for all current and future positions. If there’s a match, we will contact you directly.

Interview Tips

Preparation Is Key

  • Learn everything you can about MD Anderson. A good place to start is here on our Web site. You can read about our departments, our mission and access recent press coverage.
  • Gather your thoughts. You should be able to answer the following questions:
    • What do you want to do?
    • Where do you want to work?
    • What kind of working environment do you prefer?
    • What are your career goals?
  • Prepare questions for the interviewer. The time spent with us is your chance to "interview" MD Anderson. Learn about the people you will be working with and the specific projects and activities in which you will be responsible. This will help you decide if MD Anderson is the place for you.

What to Expect

If we ask you to visit with us on site, you may be required to complete pre-employment testing if applicable to the position for which you are applying. You will meet at least one representative from our Human Resource Recruiting group; you also may meet individuals from the hiring department. These department members are generally potential hiring managers or team members of the group in which you are being considered for a position.

You should be prepared to answer both general questions about your background, as well as specific questions about projects you have worked on or situations you have encountered in your previous employment. Try to provide as much detail as possible in your responses (i.e., I worked on this project with these individuals, encountered this problem, solved it this way and then received this kind of feedback).

Tobacco-free hiring
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. Effective January 1, 2015, MD Anderson will be moving to a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered a position at MD Anderson Cancer Center on or after Jan. 1, 2015, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws.

Ready to quit? We’re ready to help.
If you are a current tobacco-user and would like to quit, we encourage you to enroll in one of our Tobacco Treatment Program’s clinical trials that combine the use of medications and counseling to help you quit. To enroll, call 713-792-2265 or email

Need access to a computer?

Visit our Human Resources Office at:
7007 Bertner Avenue, Suite: 1MC 2.3105
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We are a EEOE / Smoke-free environment.  It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.

Education Credentials

For those education credentials obtained outside the United States and used to meet minimum education requirement for the position of consideration, an evaluation conducted by an accredited foreign education evaluation agency must be provided prior to extension of an offer. Any expense to obtain this will be the responsibility of the candidate.

Listing of accredited foreign education agencies - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center does not endorse any of the listed companies, rather they have been identified as providing sufficient and acceptable foreign education evaluation services.

Physician Trainees

We recommend that physician trainees obtain their credential evaluation from AACRAO. Should the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners also require a credential evaluation, they will accept one from AACRAO.

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
International Education Services
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036-1135
Web site:
Phone: 202-296-3359
Fax: 202-822-3940

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