|Residency Research Program Description
The LifeForce Hospitals offers a three year residency research program
in the field of oncology. The program is multi-institutional and enjoys the combined
resources of five major medical centers (including two major University Hospitals). Each
institution is a valuable asset to the center and provides the residents with the broadest
clinical experience possible, ranging from primary to tertiary care. The affiliation of
the LifeForce Hospitals, in particular, offer residents a unique opportunity with exposure
to the resources of two major urban medical centers and training in three countries.
Oncology is a rapidly changing field in both the clinical and laboratory settings.
LifeForce Hospital program strives to produce "physician-scientists" who
have the ability to recognize and integrate the latest advances in medicine in ways which
promote the care of their patients. The LifeForce Hospitals provides the training
required for future oncologists to realize their full potential and become leaders in
The initial clinical years of the program expose residents to all aspects of oncology. The
broad nature of the program is designed to train residents as "oncologists with
options in treatment". Clinical experience is integrated with didactic lectures, case
discussions and seminars. The LifeForce Hospital faculty is committed to excellence
in resident training and education.
Residency concludes with a year of research. The research year offers residents the
opportunity to develop investigative skills. The department is home to a number of
scientific laboratories exploring a spectrum of important issues ranging from cell cycle
control to gene therapy. As a result, a wide array of exciting opportunities are available
to those seeking a career in academic medicine.