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Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology Fellowship

The Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology Fellowship Program is for physicians interested in the study of aerodigestive malignancies, with an opportunity to work in lung cancer, head and neck cancer, or phase I drug development. Trainees will learn clinical care in these areas as well as design and analysis of clinical research trials, and will be able to choose a more specialized focus.

The Department of Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology, under the leadership of Scott M. Lippman, M.D., includes a research and clinical team that sees approximately 60 new patients or consults weekly. These patients are distributed among the 18 clinical faculty members, and approximately 30% are placed on clinical trials. This tremendous clinical resource serves as the basis for the fellowship program.

Application Requirements

Program applicants must hold an M.D. degree. Residency training in internal medicine is required and fellowship training in medical oncology is preferred. Completed applications must be submitted by December 31.

Applications must include the following documents:

  • Apply on-line through the DISCOVER system
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one letter from a proposed mentor at MD Anderson)
  • Medical school diploma
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Proof of fellowship training in medical oncology, if applicable
  • Licensure Exam Transcripts (USMLE board scores)
  • ECFMG certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A 500- to 1,000-word essay of a research proposal with one hypothesis about aerodigestive tumors

    Documents in a language other than English must include a certified translation.

Mail or fax application packets to:

Bich N. Tran, Program Coordinator
Department of Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 432
Houston, TX 77030-4009

Phone: 713-794-4272
Fax: 713-792-1220
E-mail: btran@mdanderson.org

Applicants are interviewed by January 31, and the Fellowship Program Committee will recommend applicants by March 1. Approved candidates start the fellowship program on July 1.


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