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Graduate Medical Education (GME): Neuro-Oncology

Fellowship Program Director: Javier Gonzalez Alarcon, M.D.

Overview
The Neuro-Oncology fellowship program seeks to train academic neuro-oncologists and physician-scientists across a range of medical disciplines to specialize in clinical practice and research in Neuro-Oncology. The training program is a single, integrated clinical research fellowship in Neuro-Oncology between the Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine Department of Oncology.

Program Structure
The combined program offers trainees access to multidisciplinary brain tumor management and, at the same time, allows them to pursue their research interests. Both institutions have outstanding clinical researchers, access to cutting-edge therapeutic and research technology, and a large number of basic research opportunities for candidates wanting to pursue benchwork research. Trainees may participate in the program for up to three years, depending on the goals of the individual candidate.

The NCI/JHU combined fellowship consists of a one-year United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) clinical fellowship and a two-year research fellowship. The UCNS clinical fellowship is participating in the SF Match. The two-year research fellowship focuses on research projects that include development, data analysis, and manuscript preparation of clinical trial work. Fellows will be required to initiate at least one thoughtful investigative question that may be turned into an independent study using the wealth of patient data available from the clinic population. They will also prepare at least one study for submission to a national scientific meeting and as a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Fellows will be required to complete the Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR), Writing Cancer Grant Applications (WCGA), and Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) courses offered by the NIH Clinical Center and Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The goal by the end of their two-year term is to be able to complete an application for a peer reviewed funding mechanism aimed towards supporting a career as an independent investigator in Neuro-Oncology.

Additional Information
Johns Hopkins Fellowship Page

Application Information
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All candidates must be physicians either board-certified or board-eligible in their required respective specialties. All candidates must also hold or be able to hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.

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This page last updated on 06/11/2020

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