Postdoctoral Trainees & Clinical Fellows

Postdoctoral training at Simmons Cancer Center is a collaboration among UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School, and School of Health Professions. Simmons Cancer Center works to enhance the careers of lab-based and clinical postdoctoral trainees and fellows through research training, clinical care experience, and mentorship.

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  • Cancer Research Postdoctoral Recruitment Event

    The Simmons Cancer Center invites senior students and/or recent graduate students to campus to network with faculty whose research interests match their own, connect with current UT Southwestern postdocs, and learn about Career Development and Postdoctoral Training programs. The SCCC will provide funding for travel expenses and candidates may be considered for a variety of fellowships and training grants. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Postdoctoral Recruitment Event has been canceled. We will post updates as available. Learn more about UTSW Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

  • Mary Kay International Postdoctoral Scholars in Cancer Research

    In 2019, Simmons Cancer Center became the first institution to receive the Mary Kay International Postdoctoral Scholars in Cancer Research to attract and train top international postdoctoral scholars. The two-year program provides stipend support with additional support for travel and supplies. At the time of completion, the program also provides trainees with a grant to support the establishment of their research in their home country. Now accepting applications.

  • SCCC Underrepresented Minorities Post-Doctoral Fellowship

    To ensure that the SCCC remains a leader in inclusiveness and diversity in cancer discovery and innovation, we depend upon a pool of highly talented scientists to further our mission. To accomplish this, the SCCC Underrepresented Minorities Post-Doctoral Fellowship Initiative provides support to outstanding underrepresented minorities (URM) with a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. degrees to conduct laboratory-based post-doctoral fellowships in laboratories of SCCC members. The program seeks applicants from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences whose life and research experiences will contribute significantly to the area of cancer research.

Clinical Fellowship Programs

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The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center works jointly with six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Fellowship and Residency programs. Situated between six teaching hospitals and the North Texas community, our clinical trainees have the opportunity to deepen their skills in translational medicine and clinical investigation, and train among a diverse community.

  • Hematology-Oncology

    The goal of the Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program at UTSW is to provide comprehensive training in the full spectrum of adult hematology and oncology disorders. Emphasis is on engaging fellows with lectures by Simmons Cancer Center translational cancer researchers, and to provide access to basic, translational and clinical research opportunities. Educational and mentoring activities include engagement from Simmons Cancer Center Research Programs and leadership meeting quarterly with all fellows individually. 

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

    The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology provides an unsurpassed opportunity for clinical fellowship training. Children's Healthâ„  Children’s Medical Center is the principal site for clinical training of these fellows. The Division prides itself on an atmosphere that welcomes new ideas, change, and creativity for fellowship education. The overall goals and objectives for pediatric hematology/oncology fellows are to gain extensive experience in the diagnosis and ongoing care of children with cancer and hematologic disorders, and to become researchers and teachers of pediatric hematology/oncology.

  • Surgical Oncology

    Established in 1999, the UT Southwestern Breast Care Fellowship Program was the first pilot fellowship program to benefit from a Komen Foundation Fellowship Grant. We offer a dynamic, one-year, interdisciplinary training program that includes a four- to five-month rotation in the fellow’s area of specialty, as well as one-month rotations in other areas, including breast imaging, medical oncology, pathology, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, surgery, research, genetics, and psycho-oncology.

  • Radiation Oncology

    Accredited by the Texas Medical Board, the Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)/Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SAbR) Fellowship Program is a one-year training program that begins on July 1 and ends June 30. The clinical training focuses on the application of SBRT to treat malignant and benign tumors of the brain, base of skull, head and neck, lung, spine, pancreas, and pelvis with an evidence-based approach. The fellowship curriculum will address candidates’ varying needs and interests in clinical experience, process implementation, and research.

  • Gynecologic Oncology

    Gynecologic Oncology fellowships prepare outstanding obstetrician-gynecologists for productive careers in academic gynecologic oncology. This Program provides the clinical, instructional, and investigational foundation for such a pursuit. Training will be provided in the comprehensive screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers of the female genital tract and their complications. This includes radical pelvic and reconstructive surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

  • Urologic Oncology

    The Society of Urologic Oncology-accredited fellowship in Urologic Oncology at UT Southwestern Department of Urology is designed for additional specialized training in both the clinical and research aspects of urologic oncology. The program is marked by an extremely high volume of open and minimally invasive management of prostate, bladder, testes, renal, penile, and urethral malignancies.