Oncologic Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Oncologic Emergency Medicine Fellowship


The Oncologic Emergency Medicine fellowship provides advanced training in the emergency treatment of cancer patients to board-certified or board-eligible emergency medicine physicians in the practice of oncologic emergency medicine. The main goal of the program is to facilitate expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and multidisciplinary management of cancer patients presenting to the emergency department as well as to advance scholarship in the growing subdiscipline of oncologic emergency medicine.  The duration of the program is 12 months from July 1 through June 30.

At the completion of the first year of training, the fellow is expected to be knowledgeable about appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to cancer patients who present to the emergency department for acute care. Each fellow will have exposure to a variety of clinical research projects and will participate and produce an abstract or manuscript.  As a result of this training, the fellow will be recognized as an expert in the emerging discipline of oncologic emergency medicine.  

Application process:

Eligible candidates should have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in Emergency Medicine, although candidates with other training backgrounds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Personal statements, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation are required as well as meeting the institutional eligibility requirements.  If currently in training, one letter should come from the program director, and indicate standing and expected completion of training.  Competitive candidates will be asked for medical school transcripts and invited for personal interviews. Applications should be sent to:

Knox H. Todd, M.D., MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine, Unit 1468
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
PO Box 301402, Unit 1468
Houston, TX 77030-1402

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