Mayo Clinic offers two types of neuro-oncology fellowships.
The first is a one-year research fellowship funded by a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) T32 Training Grant. A 24-month continuous commitment is mandatory. Additional years may be possible based on your results and interests. The intent of this fellowship is to foster new discovery in an area of neuro-oncology and to train future brain tumor investigators. The selected candidate should be oriented toward an academic career in neuro-oncology.
The second is a three-year clinician investigator (CI) fellowship aligned with the Neuro-Oncology Program of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minn. The first year is purely clinical. The second and third years are laboratory-based in "wet" or "dry" labs.
Mayo Clinic provides opportunities for course work in the design of clinical research studies, statistics, clinical epidemiology, clinical trials design and conduct. You also will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research studies of new drug therapies and will be encouraged to develop your own independent research projects.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your program training. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and will meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.
The Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 2002 when the program was awarded an NINDS T32 Training Grant. It is anticipated that at least one fellow will complete this program annually.
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