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Fellowships and Positions – Clinical Training

Training the Best and the Brightest

CCR's labs and clinics at the NIH Clinical Center are important training grounds for the most promising oncology residents who have decided to specialize in clinical research. The CCR offers training in a variety of clinical specialities including medical oncology, pediatric hematology - oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, surgical pathology, neuro - oncology and dermatology. Alumni from the fellowship programs are in the forefront of the U.S. biomedical research community and industries. For example, CCR has trained more than 100 department chairs for U.S. medical centers and universities, the leadership of more than two dozen biotechnology companies and for many of the nation's major cancer centers, as well as a Surgeon General, and two Nobel laureates. Other NCI alums hold leadership positions with government research labs, NIH institutes, and health care agencies.

CCR fellows come to NCI for up to 3 - year rotations that permit them to combine clinical experience with investigator - initiated research in nearby labs. They have access to cutting - edge technologies and computational services along with exceptional online library resources to fortify their pursuit of cancer's biology. They are groomed in the essentials for the conduct of ethical and informative clinical and laboratory research and in the skills needed for lab management. They also receive training in writing professional papers and presenting their data. The CCR has taken several steps to broaden the training experience across the NIH campus. Investigators can participate, for example, in translational fellowships in molecular pathology, radiation sciences, biostatistics, or chemistry.