Annual Report - Winter 2014
By Madylan Eskridge
MD Anderson system is bolstered by Graduate Medical Education’s homegrown experts
Thanks to the addition of new trainee positions, there will be even more MD Anderson-trained doctors to provide patients with the highest quality of care.
“Every new trainee slot is valuable given the challenges of funding these positions,” says Diane Bodurka, M.D., vice president, Medical Education, and professor in Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine. “And the addition of 12 new positions brings us to 272.”
Increasing the number of physicians trained through Graduate Medical Education (GME) creates a larger pool of “home-grown” experts for affiliate practices such as Banner
MD Anderson Cancer Center in Arizona,
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in New Jersey and our regional care centers in the Houston area.
MD Anderson offers 76 GME training programs, including diagnostic radiology, cancer rehabilitation, hospice and palliative medicines, cancer anesthesia and dermatology. Some have more than 40 participants, while other very specialized areas have just one or two. The length of training also varies, ranging from one to four years, depending on the specialty.
Trainees gain experience by working with and learning from MD Anderson physicians. Many trainees contribute to the scientific advancement of cancer research.
“We take great pride in delivering the highest quality training, and it’s reassuring that there will be even more doctors providing MD Anderson’s standard of care,” Bodurka says.
|School of Health Professions||291|
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- Master of Science: 25
- Ph.D.: 66
|Most degrees awarded|
School of Health Professions
- Bachelor of Science: 148
|Most degrees awarded|
|Molecular genetic technology||30|
Funding for trainees
Financial support from external and internal sources provides training and educational grants and fellowships.
Federal grants/fellowships: 52/$12,724,041
Nonfederal grants/fellowships: 60/$4,625,948
Internal awards: 60/$119,250
|Top 5 sources of rotating trainees|
|UT Health Science Center at Houston||49%|
|Baylor College of Medicine||23%|
|UT Medical Branch at Galveston||7%|
|Memorial Hermann Hospital System||2%|
Top 5 countries of origin
|Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students|