Plastic Surgery Research Training
Independently and in collaboration with other nationally recognized institutions, the Department of Plastic Surgery offers multidisciplinary learning opportunities that span high school through postdoctoral training. The Department maintains a strong commitment to educating the next generation of scientists and physicians and view people as one of its primary products for impacting healthcare in the near future. Academic research fellowships and training programs are offered under Plastic Surgery-Research Labs or Tissue Regeneration and Molecular Cell Engineering Labs (TRAMCEL).
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Individuals possessing either Ph.D. or M.D. are eligible. Fellows are assigned a primary and multiple secondary mentors to ensure a well-rounded experience. Research independence is fostered and trainees have the opportunity to gain skills in laboratory administration and student training in an inter-disciplinary environment.
Microsurgery Research Fellowship
A microsurgery research fellowship starts on July 1 of each year. The Microsurgery Research Fellow will be involved in all phases of basic science, translational and clinical microsurgery research and educational activities. Fellowship duration: 12 months. Requirement: minimum of 3 years General Surgery residency; prefer completion of plastic surgery residency.
Curricula vitae and requests for applications should be sent to:David W. Chang, M.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair of Department of Plastic Surgery
Director of Center for Microsurgery Research and Education
Department of Plastic Surgery - Unit 1488
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301402 Houston, Texas 77230-1402
Graduate Research Program
Through this program, graduate students from Rice University, The University of Texas at Austin, and The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences may actively participate in ongoing multidisciplinary research opportunities and receive assistance to develop and enhance their choice of studies. Ph.D. and M.S. level students are exposed to a wide array of in vitro, in vivo, ex-vivo techniques and learn how to effectively participate in and lead disparate teams of investigators. Students are assigned both Ph.D. and M.D. mentors to ensure multidisciplinary training.
Summer Internship Program
High school, undergraduate, and medical students are offered Internships sponsored by Summer Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. This provides students a clear knowledge of exactly what is involved with being a biomedical researcher. Clinic and operating room observation is provided to place the students' project in perspective. Laboratory work is supplemented by didactic classes covering diverse research topics, including biosafety and scientific ethics. Upon completion of the internship, students prepare an oral and written report.