Cancer Clinical Epidemiology Training Program
Those interested in a cancer clinical epidemiology training fellowship must have demonstrated prior interest in cancer research and be committed to an academic career in the field. Only individuals who have completed training in a relevant medical specialty or hold a PhD in epidemiology, a basic science, or a related field are eligible for fellowships. Two training pathways are offered.
The first pathway is offered to clinicians with prior training in a relevant medical specialty (e.g., oncology) and to selected non-clinicians with a PhD in a basic science or related field (e.g., molecular biology, pharmacology, genetics) who seek training in cancer molecular or genetic epidemiology. First pathway trainees matriculate in the two- to three-year Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) degree program. These trainees take classes and work alongside MSCE trainees with interests in the application of epidemiologic methods to other health-related issues and questions. Trainees receive an MSCE degree upon completion of the training program.
The second pathway, designed for non-clinicians who already have a PhD in epidemiology, is a two-year program. Trainees complete an individualized course of study consisting of required, specialized courses in cancer molecular epidemiology and genetic epidemiology; a required rotation in a genetic or molecular epidemiology laboratory; and an applied research project in cancer molecular or genetic epidemiology.