Cancer Education

The Tisch Cancer Institute is part of the world-renowned Icahn School of Medicine, an institution known for innovative approaches to medical education. Our fellowships, graduate education, and postdoctoral training programs provide comprehensive educational opportunities to those interested in pursuing a career in cancer care and research.

Clinical Fellowships

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
The Division of Hematology/Oncology at Mount Sinai is dedicated to providing thorough exposure to the clinical practice of hematology and oncology while providing maximized educational content. Mount Sinai offers a three-year combined Hematology/Oncology fellowship program, designed to:

  • Train specialized physicians to pursue careers in academic medicine or clinical practice
  • Offer fellows the opportunity to become involved in multiple basic and clinical research areas at a leading research center
  • Educate through a multidisciplinary approach focusing on both hematologic and oncologic disorders

Surgical Oncology Fellowship
This clinical fellowship provides qualified candidates the opportunity to gain in-depth exposure to the surgically based, interdisciplinary management of patients with a wide range of cancer-related illnesses.

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
The goals of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship program include:

  • Educating fellows in basic skills required by gynecologic oncologists to deliver superior patient care
  • Developing the intellectual strengths and organization of thought to permit analysis and possible solution of new and old problems in the field of gynecologic oncology
  • Providing exposure to sufficient talent and imagination to permit continued growth and education for the rest of a professional career

Graduate Education

The Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is a two-year, 38-credit program that includes graduate courses in

  • Biostatistics
  • Multivariable analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical trial design
  • Qualitative and quantitative methodology in clinical and translational research
  • Data analysis
  • Grant writing
  • Informatics
  • Mentored clinical research project leading to a master’s thesis

The Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP)
The program includes the same courses, but without the mentored master’s thesis requirement.

MSCR and CRTP are designed for

  • Junior faculty
  • Residents
  • Clinical fellows
  • Basic science-oriented MD/PhDs
  • PhD students
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Social workers interested in translational/clinical research

The PhD in Clinical Research is a new 66-credit, rigorous didactic and mentored clinical/translational research degree-granting program. We have designed it to provide outstanding physicians, dentists, master’s degree prepared nurses, social workers and basic research scientists with a strong foundation in translational/clinical research methodology.

The program will enable students to focus on specific areas of interest including genomics and personalized medicine, epidemiology, informatics, experimental therapeutics, and biostatistics.

  • We offer courses Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • Non-matriculating students are welcome to register for specific courses, as needed.

Postdoctoral Training

Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Program
The Department of Oncological Sciences has postdoctoral positions available through its NCI training program in cancer biology. Areas of interest include translational aspects of cellular signaling, developmental biology, cell cycle, or molecular epidemiology.

Cancer Prevention and Control Postdoctoral Program
The Department of Oncological Sciences offers a postdoctoral fellowship program to provide intensive training in cancer prevention and control. The fellowship provides trainees with a comprehensive appreciation of the complex interactions among biological, behavioral, psychological, and community variables in this area of research.