Education and Training

The education and training of present and future leaders in cancer research is a top priority of the Abramson Cancer Center.

The education and training of present and future leaders in cancer research is a top priority of the Abramson Cancer Center. Over the past 40 years, Abramson Cancer Center faculty, staff, and trainees have made critical advances in the detection, treatment, and prevention of cancer, including recent discoveries in cancer cell genomics and metabolism, immunotherapy, and the genetic basis of nicotine addiction. Reducing the burden of cancer for our patients depends on continued success in training the next generations of cancer researchers in basic, clinical, and population sciences.

The Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania provide a broad array of education and training opportunities for students at all levels, ranging from undergraduate classes in Cancer Biology to continuing medical education (CME) courses for practicing oncologists. Each section below provides information and links to specific programs and educational resources at the University of Pennsylvania and the Abramson Cancer Center.

In This Section

  • Undergraduate Training

    Undergraduate cancer research opportunities are available through multiple programs on campus at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Graduate Training

    Graduate training at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania covers a wide range of scientific and clinical areas.

  • Medical Training

    Medical education training at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania covers undergraduate training as well as graduate training, which includes residency and fellowship programs.

  • Postdoctoral Training

    Postdoctoral trainees in the area of cancer research have access to a wealth of resources through the office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP).

  • Professional Education and Career Development

    There are myriad opportunities for cancer researchers and health care professionals to augment their training and further their careers at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Opportunities for Researchers from Traditionally Underrepresented Backgrounds

    There are multiple education and training programs available at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania that are focused on populations that are traditionally underrepresented in science and medicine.