Surgical Oncology Research Training

Program Director: Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD

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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 University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center is among the top 5 cancer centers in regards to NIH funding. 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 four positions available each year in this program. A one-year appointment is awarded with a second year anticipated.

How to Apply

If interested, application materials include a biosketch, personal statement, and a research plan with a project title and specific aims. These need to be submitted by February 28th of each year for consideration of a start date of July 1st.

Application materials should be submitted to Zach Pascoe at the email address below.

Weiping Zou, MD, PhD (Director)
Division of Surgical Oncology

Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD (Co-Director)
Division of Surgical Oncology

Zach Pascoe (Administrator)
Division of Surgical Oncology