Education and Training at Simmons
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Providing cancer-related education, employment, and training opportunities.
UT Southwestern’s Cancer Biology Graduate Training Program, a Ph.D.-granting program that crosses the Simmons Cancer Center’s many interdisciplinary bridges, includes nearly 60 faculty trainers and more than 55 full-time students. The program provides a broad knowledge base to foster the development and discoveries of tomorrow’s cancer scientists. In addition, funding from the Cancer Center and Cancer Biology NCI T32, Physician Scientist Oncology NCI T32, and training grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas provide support for 32 graduate and postdoctoral positions.
The university also supports ACGME-approved training programs in medical oncology and hematology (four per year), pediatric oncology (four per year), and gynecologic oncology (one per year). The Division of Surgical Oncology supports a one-year breast oncology fellowship, and the Department of Radiation Oncology offers residencies in radiation oncology and medical physics as well as other training programs.