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We have devoted special resources to a training program for physicians interested in pursuing a laboratory-based academic pediatric hematology-oncology career. As an internationally recognized research center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is in an ideal position to provide training in molecular medicine, particularly as it relates to cancer and blood disorders. Our ultimate goal is to enable qualified physicians to become independent investigators at major academic institutions.
After completing a one-year clinical training period in hematology and oncology, successful applicants for the laboratory research track will receive support for two years of laboratory research training at St. Jude. St. Jude is in a unique position to offer special resources for laboratory training for the entire fellowship period and for extended periods of laboratory research time if required. Because the training period may exceed the two-year requirement for subspecialty board certification in pediatric hematology-oncology, St. Jude provides generous stipends to qualified applicants, depending on their prior training and experience. This program therefore provides the financial security and protected time needed to develop superior research skills and a comprehensive conceptual background in the molecular aspects of hematology-oncology.