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Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The Division of Surgical Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University's VCU Medical Center offers one fellowship position each year into a 2-year program of advanced training in surgical oncology and cancer research. The first year and the last 6 months are entirely clinical, and 6 months are devoted to basic research and basic science didactic training. The goal of the training experience is to produce an academic surgeon who is capable of taking a leadership role in the multi-disciplinary care of cancer patients, as well as being qualified to carry on basic and/or clinical translational research in cancer.

To learn more about this program please visit:

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)


Applications are due no later than June 30. Please include a completed and signed SSO application; your curriculum vitae, including awards, honors, scholarships, societies, publications, etc.; documentation of exams you have taken (e.g. ABSITE, USMLE); a photograph; a personal statement; and three letters of recommendation, one from your Department of Surgery Chair or designee and two from faculty members who have worked closely with you during your surgery training. Invitations to interview will be issued by the 1st of August.

VCU Massey Cancer Center




Program Director:
Harry D. Bear, M.D., Ph.D., Chair | email:
Division of Surgical Oncology

Mailing Address:
Virginia Commonwealth University
PO Box 980011
Richmond, VA 23298-0011

Phone: 804-828-9325
FAX: 804-828-4808

For additional information please refer to the following sites:

VCU Medical Center |
Massey Cancer Center |
Society of Surgical Oncology |

Any other questions should be directed to Ms. Ann Whitaker at the above address or email


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last updated: 07/20/2015