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Graduate Medical Education and Clinical Training

Welcome to City of Hope's Graduate Medical Education & Clinical Training (GME & CT) website. The GME & CT department consists of the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and the Clinical Research Training Office (CRTO). These offices provide oversight and support for the residents, fellows, and training programs sponsored by City of Hope and directed by our faculty, as well as providing education and support in the area of clinical research.
 
City of Hope also offers several accredited residency and fellowship programs and additional educational opportunities via the classroom, laboratory, and clinic, to further your career and enhance patient care and treatment.
 
 
The office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) offers a variety of resources to assist residents, fellows, faculty and staff in meeting their clinical training goals and objectives.
 
The Clinical Research Training Office (CRTO) provides comprehensive training in clinical research, good clinical practice, and responsible conduct of research.
 
The Clinical Investigation Training Program (CITP) is committed to addressing the critical need for formal training and advancement in clinical research, as well as increasing the quantity, and more importantly, quality of well trained clinical investigators.
 
City of Hope recognizes the need to provide Clinical Research Certification (CRC) training and continuing education for individuals involved in human subject research.
 

GME and Clinical Training

Graduate Medical Education and Clinical Training

Welcome to City of Hope's Graduate Medical Education & Clinical Training (GME & CT) website. The GME & CT department consists of the office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and the Clinical Research Training Office (CRTO). These offices provide oversight and support for the residents, fellows, and training programs sponsored by City of Hope and directed by our faculty, as well as providing education and support in the area of clinical research.
 
City of Hope also offers several accredited residency and fellowship programs and additional educational opportunities via the classroom, laboratory, and clinic, to further your career and enhance patient care and treatment.
 
 
The office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) offers a variety of resources to assist residents, fellows, faculty and staff in meeting their clinical training goals and objectives.
 
The Clinical Research Training Office (CRTO) provides comprehensive training in clinical research, good clinical practice, and responsible conduct of research.
 
The Clinical Investigation Training Program (CITP) is committed to addressing the critical need for formal training and advancement in clinical research, as well as increasing the quantity, and more importantly, quality of well trained clinical investigators.
 
City of Hope recognizes the need to provide Clinical Research Certification (CRC) training and continuing education for individuals involved in human subject research.
 
Education and Training
As one of only a select few National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, City of Hope integrates all aspects of cancer research, treatment and education. We offer a range of programs serving students, post-doctoral trainees, health and medical professionals.

City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences equips students with the skills and strategies to transform the future of modern medicine.
City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to Continuing Medical Education (CME), sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through CME courses such as conferences, symposia and other on and off campus CME opportunities for medical professionals.
Local and national conferences, in-depth educational training and a certification program provide both current and aspiring health professionals opportunities to further their knowledge in their fields of interest.
 
 
City of Hope offers a range of programs and services, such as Graduate Medical Education & Clinical Training, that serve students, post-doctoral trainees, medical professionals and staff.
The goal of the Postdoctoral Training Office is to ensure the postdoctoral experience at City of Hope is rewarding and meaningful to all participants.


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