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Just as City of Hope offers continuing medical education for physicians, we also offer an innovative series of educational programs for other health professionals such as nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, radiation therapists, pharmacists and cancer researchers. Participants in continuing education programs accumulate Continuing Education Unit, or (CEU), credits, while our other programs award certificates at successful completion of the curricula.

Health professionals who enroll in City of Hope’s educational programs gain access to the full array of interdisciplinary resources on the City of Hope campus. Continuing education programs ensure that practicing professionals are kept up to date on the latest research findings and novel therapeutics. Health professionals such as radiation therapists or cancer genetics researchers, for example, will find that obtaining a certificate from City of Hope is invaluable to launching their chosen career.
 
City of Hope’s Division of Nursing Research and Education conducts interdisciplinary research organized around the quality of life and symptom management of oncology patients. Studies conducted in the department extend across the trajectory of disease, from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship and end-of-life care and involve physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and chaplains. The findings of this research are disseminated through multiple courses offered throughout the year to health professionals from across the country.
 
The Cancer Genetics Career Development Program is a mentored faculty position focused on cancer genetics and cancer prevention control research. A rigorous, two-year program encompassing both didactic training and clinical experience, its goal is to create leaders in clinical cancer genetics research.
 
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Because of an ever-burgeoning pharmacopoeia, especially in the field of oncology, it is imperative for pharmacists and nurses to keep current on new drug therapies. Our continuing pharmacy education program offers Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-sanctioned CEU credits for its periodic seminars and events.
 
The Cancer Genetics Education Program of the City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics offers a CME/CEU-accredited multi-modal intensive course to address the need for professional training in clinical cancer genetics and research collaboration for community-based clinicians.
 
Radiation therapy, in addition to being standard first-line treatment in many cases, is increasingly employed as part of combination treatment protocols prior to or following chemotherapy and/or surgery. City of Hope’s School of Radiation Therapy is a fully-accredited program for those seeking careers as radiation therapists. Students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate as a registered radiation therapist.
 
Clinical Practice and Education (City of Hope employees only)
Clinical Practice and Educationprovides educational opportunities that enhance the practice of the patient care staff here at the City of Hope. CPE manages and maintains the data that documents the competence of these direct care providers, and conducts outcome evaluations that support clinical decision-making and evidence-based practice.
 

Health Professional Education

Health Professional Education

Just as City of Hope offers continuing medical education for physicians, we also offer an innovative series of educational programs for other health professionals such as nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, radiation therapists, pharmacists and cancer researchers. Participants in continuing education programs accumulate Continuing Education Unit, or (CEU), credits, while our other programs award certificates at successful completion of the curricula.

Health professionals who enroll in City of Hope’s educational programs gain access to the full array of interdisciplinary resources on the City of Hope campus. Continuing education programs ensure that practicing professionals are kept up to date on the latest research findings and novel therapeutics. Health professionals such as radiation therapists or cancer genetics researchers, for example, will find that obtaining a certificate from City of Hope is invaluable to launching their chosen career.
 
City of Hope’s Division of Nursing Research and Education conducts interdisciplinary research organized around the quality of life and symptom management of oncology patients. Studies conducted in the department extend across the trajectory of disease, from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship and end-of-life care and involve physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and chaplains. The findings of this research are disseminated through multiple courses offered throughout the year to health professionals from across the country.
 
The Cancer Genetics Career Development Program is a mentored faculty position focused on cancer genetics and cancer prevention control research. A rigorous, two-year program encompassing both didactic training and clinical experience, its goal is to create leaders in clinical cancer genetics research.
 
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Because of an ever-burgeoning pharmacopoeia, especially in the field of oncology, it is imperative for pharmacists and nurses to keep current on new drug therapies. Our continuing pharmacy education program offers Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-sanctioned CEU credits for its periodic seminars and events.
 
The Cancer Genetics Education Program of the City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics offers a CME/CEU-accredited multi-modal intensive course to address the need for professional training in clinical cancer genetics and research collaboration for community-based clinicians.
 
Radiation therapy, in addition to being standard first-line treatment in many cases, is increasingly employed as part of combination treatment protocols prior to or following chemotherapy and/or surgery. City of Hope’s School of Radiation Therapy is a fully-accredited program for those seeking careers as radiation therapists. Students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate as a registered radiation therapist.
 
Clinical Practice and Education (City of Hope employees only)
Clinical Practice and Educationprovides educational opportunities that enhance the practice of the patient care staff here at the City of Hope. CPE manages and maintains the data that documents the competence of these direct care providers, and conducts outcome evaluations that support clinical decision-making and evidence-based practice.
 
Health Professional Education
We offer an innovative series of educational programs for health professionals such as nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, radiation therapists, pharmacists and cancer researchers.

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.
City of Hope is one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, the highest designation awarded by the National Cancer Institute to institutions that lead the way in cancer research, treatment, prevention and professional education.
Recognized nationwide for its innovative biomedical research, City of Hope's Beckman Research Institute is home to some of the most tenacious and creative minds in science.
Students and professionals at City of Hope can access a plethora of medical databases, scientific journals, course materials, special collections, and other useful resources at our 12,000 square foot Lee Graff Library.

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NEWS & UPDATES
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