We offer a number of benefits and opportunities for trainees enrolled in Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs to acquire clinical skills, develop professional competencies, enhance training in patient-oriented research and more. The links below lead to pages with useful and, in some cases, essential information for all clinical trainees.
The J-1 visa is the preferred visa for international physician trainees requiring visa sponsorship. The J-1 visa is sponsored by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Training programs may sponsor the H-1B visa to exceptional candidates on a very limited basis. Programs wishing to sponsor individuals on the H-1B visa must obtain prior approval from the GME Office before proceeding with the appointment process.
MD Anderson is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson has instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment as a GME Fellow or Resident at MD Anderson on or after July 1, 2016, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.
GME Stipend Levels for Fiscal Year 2019-2020
- PGY 2 Salary Level - $58,933
- PGY 3 Salary Level - $61,262
- PGY 4 Salary Level - $63,562
- PGY 5 Salary Level - $65,866
- PGY 6 Salary Level - $68,180
- PGY 7 Salary Level - $71,042
- PGY 8 Salary Level - $73,616
The core curriculum is offered by MD Anderson faculty to all trainees enrolled in graduate medical education programs. The series is sponsored by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) and is designed in concert with other institutional programs to meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) curriculum requirements. It also provides our trainees with a strong foundation in clinical oncology and the conduct of clinical trials.
Daniel Epner, M.D.
Access to lectures
The podcasts are available on Office of Graduate Medical Education 'Educational Programs' intranet page.
The competency lecture series is offered by MD Anderson faculty to all trainees enrolled in graduate medical education programs. The series is sponsored by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) and is designed in concert with other institutional programs to meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) curriculum requirements. The lecture series is designed to address and implement the six ACGME competencies: (1) Patient Care, (2) Medical Knowledge, (3) Practice Based Learning and Improvement, (4) System Based Practice, (5) Professionalism and (6) Interpersonal Skills and Communication.
Walter Baile, M.D.
Time and Location
The first Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in Hickey Auditorium (unless otherwise noted). Recordings of the lectures can be found on the Office of Graduate Medical Education 'Educational Programs' Intranet page.
All current GME fellows and residents are expected to attend.