The intended goal of this preceptorship is to help address the persistent underrepresentation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in the field of Radiation Oncology. It is recognized that a significant limitation to pursuing immersive clinical and research experiences is the traditional lack of funding/stipends associated with most preceptorships. This program intends to provide:
US Medical School Students with a commitment to efforts fostering workforce diversity in healthcare.
To qualify for this preceptorship, the applicants must meet the following criteria:
It is expected that the student devote at least 35 hours per week to activities related to the preceptorship. To support the completion of this preceptorship, the UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology will offer the following stipend amounts:
An additional $1000 will be available to support the publication of findings and/or travel to a major national meeting to present findings.
All students must identify an attending physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology who will serve as a primary mentor during their preceptorship. Though the student may work with other mentors, the primary mentor is responsible for ensuring that the student has identified an appropriate academic project (commensurate with the timeframe of the preceptorship) and is responsible for providing sufficient guidance and supervision to allow completion of the project. It is required that the mentor and the applicant draft a research proposal, outlining clinical and academic activities, as part of the application for this preceptorship. The mentor is also responsible for facilitating clinical exposure for the student. Finally, the mentor is encouraged to provide career guidance.
If you have a project idea and need assistance contacting/identifying a mentor, please email [email protected] for guidance.
The following items are required for the application:
Additional Items for Attachment
Applications are accepted on a rolling cycle. The number of preceptorships awarded is not pre-determined and will be dependent upon the quality of the applications for each cycle/:
Submit Application Materials to the Educational Programs Office at Radiation Oncology via our email address at [email protected].
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