YCC Diversity Enhancement Program in Oncology
The Diversity Enhancement Program in Oncology launched in 2022 and is an eight-week rotation for two underrepresented in medicine (URiM) students or residents. Students also receive co-mentorship from current Medical Oncology-Hematology T32 fellows. Larisa Kamga, PhD, and Taylor Barrow were the inaugural members of the program and Amro Tambal is the current fellow.
- Expose students and residents to hematology/medical oncology as a career.
- Provide faculty-mentored clinical experience in oncology as well as with a corresponding clinical or translational research project.
The 2023 program supports 2 URiM medical students or residents for an 8-week oncology rotation at Yale. The rotation includes a clinical experience in oncology, alongside a clinical or translational research project. The Section of Medical Oncology at YCC will cover the expenses including living, transportation, and research for up to $5,000 per person.
- MD (or equivalent) student, MD/PhD student, or currently in clinical training as a resident
- Underrepresented in medicine
- Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
- Strong commitment to a career in cancer research