Thoracic Surgery Research

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Date Posted: November 12, 2018

September 11, 2017 RE: Clinical Research Fellowship Dear General Surgery Interns: The MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery are proud to offer a clinical research fellowship. This is a one or two year appointment (a 2 year commitment is preferred) with financial support that appeals to trainees in surgery interested in learning more about academic thoracic surgical oncology and high-level clinical research. Fellows work closely with staff and faculty at MD Anderson formulating research questions that lead to abstract and manuscript submissions to high impact national and international meetings and journal publications. Past fellows have made podium presentations both nationally and abroad. Resources that are available include access to large institutional prospective databases, membership and access to national databases, collaboration with clinical and basic science research teams, biostatistical support, and experience in the entire life cycle of a clinical trial (prospective trials design, IRB submission and statistical analyses). Collaboration with outside institutions is frequent and encouraged, and can lead to novel outcomes research questions and clinical trial designs. Collaboration with basic scientists offers opportunities in translational research linking laboratory findings to clinical outcomes. Applicants for the two year position are eligible to participate in a Master’s program, offered in collaboration with the University of Texas Medical School. This program is a multi-disciplinary program designed to advance evidence-based practice in surgery by providing surgical trainees with formal training in clinical research, mentorship, resources, and funding to perform high quality research. In recent years, it has consisted primarily of general surgery residents who pursue fellowships in pediatric surgery, trauma surgery and thoracic surgery. Research fellows may also elect to obtain an MS in Clinical Research during their two years of dedicated research time (see for more information). Participants receive course work as part of the Master’s program and additionally hands-on mentoring and feedback on study design, presentation skills, manuscript editing and research topics. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Respectfully yours, Ara A. Vaporciyan, M.D., F.AC.S. Professor & Chair of Surgery Director of Clinical Education Office: (713)745-4533 E-mail: Sincerely, Wayne L Hofstetter, MD Professor of Surgery and Deputy Chair Office: (713) 563-9130 E-mail:

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Please email your request and a current CV to Judy Corke, Program Coordinator. My email address 713-563-1975 We are accepting applicants for 2020-2022 Thank you Judy

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