OnTrack Oncology Education Pipeline
Education is a critical component of the Livestrong Cancer Institutes’ mission and work to revolutionize cancer treatment and reinvent cancer care. The goal of these programs is to reinvigorate cancer education throughout the continuum. The Livestrong Cancer Institutes partners with The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, school districts, care providers, cancer care organizations, cancer survivors and the Livestrong Foundation to provide educational opportunities and experiences for students at all stages of their journey.
Livestrong Cancer Institutes produces a monthly podcast for learners of all ages with a desire to know more about cancer and careers in health care. “Cancer Uncovered” is a growing collection of interviews, talks and experiences that aim to empower and inspire.
Through the Clinical Undergraduate Shadowing Program, prospective genetic counseling students shadow a genetic counselor at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes at UT Health Austin, observing telehealth visits, clinical huddles and tumor boards.
Through Dell Med, health science middle school and high school students and their teachers take experiences from the Livestrong Foundation’s award-winning Livestrong at School online cancer curriculum beyond the classroom to discuss cancer and careers with clinicians, researchers, community organizations and cancer survivors.
The Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Oncology aims to empower high school student leaders who identify as female with experiences, activities and discussions that introduce them to the incredible breadth of career and leadership opportunities in the field of oncology.
Undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin are eligible for this yearlong experience focused on cancer-related research. Interns work with mentors in labs at Dell Med and across UT, gaining experience in the field of biomedical science.
UT Austin’s Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology and the Livestrong Cancer Institutes partner to provide graduate students an opportunity to conduct cancer research with the Developmental Therapeutics Lab.
For Dell Med students interested in reinventing cancer care and cancer research, the Dell Med Oncology Student Interest Group has served as an opportunity to dive a little deeper into the world of oncology, with opportunities for students to receive mentorship from our faculty, take part in Livestrong Cancer Institutes research and community events.
The Livestrong Cancer Institutes offers medical students an opportunity to spend their third year of med school conducting cancer research in the Developmental Therapeutics Lab. Watch one student’s video diary to learn about his experience in the program.
The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is a comprehensive three-year program designed to develop leaders in clinical medicine and research who will transform health care by making high-quality, person-centered, multidisciplinary care the standard for cancer patients.
The Livestrong Cancer Institutes, the Department of Oncology and the Center for Molecular Carcinogenesis and Toxicology at UT Austin’s College of Pharmacy jointly organize a monthly seminar series on cancer research. The seminar series brings leading experts in their fields to present their research and findings and provides a forum for discussion in the field of cancer research. Email the Livestrong Cancer Institutes administrative team for more information.
The multidisciplinary case conferences held by the Livestrong Cancer Institutes bring together specialists from across disciplines to discuss patient cases and decide on the treatment plans that are best for each individual patient. CME credits are available for clinicians, and graduate students, medical students and residents are welcome to attend.
The Cancer Genomics SPRINT is a one-day event bringing teams of undergraduate students together to work on wicked problems (problems with innumerable causes and no single solution) for insights powered by diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Read about the first SPRINT event.
Additional events and opportunities include:
- Annual Basic and Translational Research Retreat
- Annual Clinical Research Retreat
- Cancer Research Poster Session
Email the Livestrong Cancer Institutes administrative team for more information.