Surgical Oncology T32 Trainee
pgy1pThe Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine is one of the nation's leading academic surgery departments, with a strong and uncompromising commitment to training the next generation of academic surgeon-scientists. The Surgical Oncology Basic Science and Translational Research Training Program is a critical component of this overall training goal. The Research Training Program provides trainees with an intense experience in mentored basic science, public health, or translational research. The Research Training Program has evolved in parallel with a dynamic training environment at WUSM, and currently takes advantage of unique resources in the Department of Surgery, the Siteman Cancer Center, the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Department of Surgery's Division of Public Health Sciences, and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences to develop customized and highly structured formal didactic and mentored research experiences for individual surgical trainees. The Research Training Program has been continuously funded by the National Cancer Institute for over thirty years and has an outstanding track record of placing trainees in academic surgery. Appointments are typically for two to three years. Stipends for living expenses and health allowance are provided, along with a small budget for supplies, travel, and research expenses. Trainee Expectations include: (1) Trainees are expected to be committed to full-time basic research training (40 hours/week) with a two year commitment. No clinical responsibilities will be expected of the trainees. (2) Trainees are expected to complete didactic and mentored research experiences including formal coursework, seminars, journal clubs, and formal training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). (3) Trainees are required to provide annual progress reports during and after the period of support. Eligible applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D., must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must be surgical trainees in an ACGME surgical training program. More information is available at http://surgonct32.wustl.edu/.