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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.

Program Goals:

  • 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.

Application Process

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
Required Application Materials
Candidate’s NIH-formatted biosketch
Detailed career plan. Maximum length: 1.5 page
A letter of support from the candidate’s institution. Maximum length: 2 pages

Additional Questions: Please reach out to Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD at; Alfred Lee, MD, PhD at; Meina Wang, PhD at; or Jacquelyne Gaddy, MD, MSCR, MSc at