Mission and Program Goals & Strengths

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Mission

The mission of the fellowship training program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center is to provide a comprehensive clinical and research training program for candidates interested in a career in academic pediatric hematology-oncology.

Goals

The Program’s primary goal is to provide fellows the opportunity to develop the clinical and research skills and experience necessary to become productive and successful independent clinical or laboratory investigators. Upon completion of this ACGME-accredited training program, fellows will meet the subspecialty certification requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.

Strengths

The training program draws on the strengths of its association with Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in the country, and Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, which ranks first in the United States in NIH funding among Departments of Pediatrics. Situated within Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, the program offers numerous opportunities for laboratory and clinical research. Some of the Program’s major strengths include:

  • experienced, dedicated faculty
  • a robust and varied clinical experience in both hematology and oncology in a “state-of-the-art” medical center
  • a highly-structured educational program with comprehensive, individualized clinical and research mentorship
  • numerous, well-funded laboratory and clinical research programs in which to receive training
  • a formalized, comprehensive core curriculum in clinical research
  • opportunities to receive graduate degrees in Basic or Clinical Research or in Public Health and Epidemiology
  • participation in formalized leadership training
  • education in writing grants for peer review
  • specific training as an “attending” physician


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