Oncologic Endocrinology Fellowship Program

The Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders is now accepting applications for the Oncologic Endocrine Fellowship program for the academic year 2017-2018. Please contact Dr. Mimi Hu, Fellowship Program Director, if interested. This program is the only one in the nation to provide advanced training focused on the evaluation and treatment of endocrine neoplasias. With the training, a physician will acquire the skills and knowledge base for evaluating and treating patients with these complex endocrine tumors.

The Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders is comprised of 15 clinical and 3 basic science faculty members who evaluate, manage, and investigate a wide spectrum of endocrine tumors/malignancies of the thyroid, adrenals, parathyroid, pituitary, pancreas, and hereditary endocrine syndromes. The Department also has the unique advantage of having two faculty members with dual board certification in adult and pediatric endocrinology. The Department’s Endocrine Center is a high-referral institutional resource for advanced endocrine neoplasia and has well-established collaborative relationships with head and neck surgery, surgical endocrinology, medical oncology, genetics, radiology and pathology. The Endocrine Center maintains a robust clinical trials program. This unique concentration of educational resources provides an oncologic endocrine training experience that will develop future leaders in the field of endocrine neoplasia.

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Program Goals 

  • To train individuals to provide state-of-the-art interdisciplinary care for patients with endocrine neoplasias
  • To develop future leaders in the field of endocrine neoplasia

The curriculum will include outpatient and inpatient management of patients with complicated endocrine neoplasias and hormonal disorders, including patients enrolled into Phase I-III clinical trials. Rotations with non-endocrine specialties such as medical oncology, surgery, pathology and radiology are included. Research activities will be encouraged with opportunities to present at local, national or international meetings. Academic opportunities will include routine conferences (e.g. multidisciplinary treatment-planning conferences, research conferences, grand rounds) and the education of medical students, residents, or fellows.

Selection Process

  1. Completion of an U.S. or Canada-accredited fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism or Medical Oncology in good standing,
  2. Or graduates of medical schools and specialty training in Endocrinology or Medical Oncology in good standing outside the United States and Canada, who have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment.
  3. Must have an active license from the Texas Medical Board or be eligible to obtain a license or training permit from the Texas Medical Board and, in the case of a foreign medical graduate, must be eligible for an appropriate Visa
  4. Completion of an application form
  5. Personal Statement (including goals and reason for pursuing an Oncologic Endocrine Fellowship)
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. Letters of recommendation (2) plus one from the fellowship program director
  8. Medical school transcript

After a review of the required elements, a personal interview with faculty members will be arranged with outstanding candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, sexual orientation or veteran status. 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 officially offered a Trainee appointment 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 if this is required as a contingency in your offer.

Interested applicants should email Peggy Shannon at pshannon@mdanderson.org.

Fellowship Program Director
Mimi I. Hu, M.D.
Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders
1400 Pressler Drive, Unit 1461
Houston, TX 77030

MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).