Surgical Oncology Research Training

Program Directors: Weiping Zou, MD, PhD & Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD

About the Program

The Section of General Surgery offers research training positions for postdoctoral candidates who are MDs through an NIH T32 Training Grant entitled, "University of Michigan Surgical Oncology Research Training Program". The objective of this training program is to provide didactic teaching and research training for surgical residents who are interested in pursuing academic careers in surgical oncology. Trainees are matched to senior mentors who have research programs that are oncology-related. Mentors can be associated with any department within the UM.

The program supports the stipend of the trainee as well as an allowance for travel expenses and educational courses. Didactic curriculums include participation in the Academic Association of Surgery course in Fundamentals of Surgical Research and the Tumor Biology course given by faculty of the UM Rogel Cancer Center. There are three positions available each year in this program. A one-year appointment is awarded with a second year anticipated.

How to Apply

Completed applications must be submitted by March 14th of each year for consideration of a start date of August 1st.

Your application will require:

  1. Completion of the Online Application
  2. current Biosketch uploaded to your online application
  3. Research Plan with specific aims uploaded to your online application
  4. One (1) recommendation letter from your primary mentor sent to: [email protected]

Trainees are selected based on the following:

  • Academic credentials and recommendations
  • Strong interest in cancer research and a desire for an academic career in surgical oncology

Weiping Zou, MD, PhD (Director)

Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD (Co-Director)

Teri Elkins (Administrator)

Zach Pascoe (Administrator)
Email: [email protected]