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Fellowship Description

The major objective of the Texas Tech University HSC, Oncology Fellowship Program is to train leaders in academic oncology. Fellows should achieve distinction in the practice of oncology and acquire the skills necessary for independent and prolific investigation. To accomplish these goals, fellows are supported for two years. Medical Oncology is a division in the Department of Medicine at the TTUHSC, School of Medicine. This division has ACGME-accredited fellowship program.

Program Requirements

The medical oncology fellowship is a two-year training program with 1 year optional on translational basic/clinical research. The division of oncology offers positions for first and second year oncology fellows and occasional additional research opportunities.

The patient-oriented training program encompasses didactic and bedside instruction, analysis of current literature and both clinical and laboratory research. The first year of training is devoted to clinical oncology. Both inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of oncology problems are referred locally and from West Texas, and Eastern New Mexico.

During the clinical year, the oncology fellow pursues a clinical research project which is published and/or presented at a scientific meeting (e.g., the Annual Scientific Meeting of American Society of Oncology).

The second year of training is devoted entirely to research in basic oncology within the outline of current laboratory research.

Graduates are conversant with the scientific method and are familiar with a wide variety of laboratory procedures. After completion of training, they are prepared for either academic or practice-oriented careers.

The medical oncology fellow is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of oncology diseases and works closely with the staff oncologist. Fellows will spend a part of each year dedicated to clinical or basic science research activities and are expected to submit their results for publication. Fellows also teach residents and medical students at the bedside.

Program Structure

The Division of Medical Oncology has 6 full-time faculty, 2 adjunct clinical faculty, and 3 postdoctoral fellows engaged in clinical or research training. There are active programs covering a broad range of modern cancer patient care and clinical and laboratory research.

Educational component - The educational program is supported by a wide variety of educational conferences, lectures, journal clubs, and required classes.

Clinical training component Outpatient care and clinical investigations for ambulatory cancer patients are conducted at the SWCC, Cancer Clinic.

Research training component - Medical Oncology fellows may pursue research projects within the Divisions or anywhere throughout the Medical School or University.



All applications should come to us through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). We will be participating in the NRMP Match.

Timeframe. We will accept applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship years from July 1, 2012 to September 1, 2012.

Interviews. Your application will be reviewed, and selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews. If you are invited for an interview, you may find this list of hotels/motels useful.


Inquiries concerning the Medical Oncology fellowship can be directed to:

Trish Faulkner

Coordinator for Nephrology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Programs

Department of Internal Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

3601 4th St MS 9410 Room 4B071 Lubbock, Texas 79430

Phone: (806) 743-3155 ext. 222

Fax: (806) 743-3148