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Eligibility and Requirements

Yale Cancer Center-Advanced Training Program for Physician-scientists (YCC-ATPP) is a five-year training program that provides salary and research funds for four Hematology/Oncology (Hem/Onc) fellows each year who are strongly committed to be independent physician-scientists performing basic, translational, clinical, or outcomes research in a cancer-related field.


MD (or equivalent) or MD/PhD degree, completion of second year fellowship training in Heme/MedOnc fellowship program
Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
Strong commitment to a career in cancer research
Required to stay for an additional year (4th year) for the fellowship program


YCC-ATPP fellows must commit ≥ 75% effort to research and related training activities in the first year of training and 100% effort to research and related training activities in the second year.

Salary and research support:

YCC-ATPP will cover the full salary and fringe benefits of the fellows at their Yale Post Graduate Year (PGY) levels.
Applicants may request up to $16,000 per year for tuition and fees, and up to $10,226 per year for research support and travel funds.

Women, Individuals from Disadvantaged Background, and URM Recruitment

We are committed to recruit women, individuals from disadvantaged background and who are self-identify as URMs.