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American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) – Minority Summer Fellowship

Deadline: February 10, 2017

ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy. To learn more about ASTRO, visit www.astro.org.

ASTRO’s Healthcare Access and Training Subcommittee, dedicated to advancing the role of minorities in radiation oncology, has secured funding for two minority Summer Fellowship Awards. The purpose of the Award is to introduce medical students from under-represented minority groups early in their medical education to the discipline of radiation oncology. In an effort to promote radiation oncology as a career choice, the fellowship will provide medical students with a unique training opportunity that focuses on mentoring and hands-on experience in radiation oncology clinical and lab disciplines.

The ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Grant will offer two students a $4,500 package that includes a $3,500 stipend for the eight-week training program (exceptions can be made for a longer program and will need to be approved by ASTRO’s Healthcare Access and Training Subcommittee) and $1,000 toward the cost of travel to the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Applications must be received by ASTRO no later than February 10, 2017. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

For more information and to review the application, visit the ASTRO website.