The Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology fellowship program is a specialized training for physicians interested in the study of aerodigestive malignancies, with an opportunity to work in lung cancer, head and neck cancer, or both.
Trainees will gain experience in multidisciplinary clinical care and decision-making in these areas as well as the design and analysis of clinical research. Trainees also have the option of pursuing basic and/or translational research projects in laboratories involved in the thoracic or head and neck programs. The experience is targeted to facilitating development of an academic career with a subspecialty focus in thoracic and/or head and neck medical oncology.
Program applicants must hold an M.D. degree.
- Apply online through the DISCOVER system
- A letter of good standing from the current program
- Three letters of recommendation
- Medical school diploma*
- Official medical school transcripts*
- Proof of training in hematology/oncology*
- Certificates from all completed internship, residency, or fellowship training programs *
- Credential evaluation for foreign medical school transcript
- USMLE, FLEX and/or NBME licensure examination score reports and official transcript
- ECFMG certificate
- Curriculum vitae
- A 500-1,000 word essay of a research proposal with one hypothesis about aerodigestive tumors
* Documents in a language other than English must be submitted with a certified translation.
Bich Tran, Program Coordinator
Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology Department
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 432
Houston, TX 77030-4009
MD Anderson Cancer Center 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 will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, 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.