Better Care Starts with better training

Just as City of Hope offers continuing medical education for physicians, we also know how important it is to be providing innovative educational programs for other health professionals. Nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, pharmacists and cancer researchers, among others, can get invaluable access to the full array of interdisciplinary resources on our campus, and can stay up to date on the latest research and newest therapies.

Whether you’re a radiation therapist or a cancer genetics researcher, earning a certificate from City of Hope can be an outstanding first step in launching your career.

Participants in our continuing education programs accumulate continuing education units, or CEUs, credits, while our other programs award certificates at successful completion of the curricula.


Cancer Genetics Career Development Program

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.

Cancer Genomics Intensive Course

The Cancer Genomics Education Program of the City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics offers a CME/CEU-accredited multimodal Cancer Genomics Iintensive Course to address the need for professional training in clinical cancer genetics and research collaboration for community-based clinicians.

Nursing Research and Education Programs for Health Professionals

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, involving physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and chaplains. The findings of this research are disseminated through multiple courses offered throughout the year, open to health professionals nationwide.

Patient Education, Evidence Based Practice and Research

The continuing education and professional development opportunities offered by Patient Care Education, Evidence Based Practice and Research program are multifaceted, from nursing residencies to major national conferences.

School of Radiation Therapy

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.

Supportive Care Medicine professional education

The Department of Supportive Care Medicine/Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center is recognized as a national leader in providing patient-centered, comprehensive supportive care from an interdisciplinary team of professionals. It creates practical skills-based professional education programs such as workshops, clinical observerships and clinical program content that result in rapid enhancements to the wellbeing of patients, families, professional staff and communities.

Visiting International Surgeon Scholars Program

The Department of Surgery welcomes surgeons and scientists to visit City of Hope through our Visiting International Surgeon Scholars Program. This program offers clinical observation and research experiences for surgeons and scientists outside the United States who are interested in cancer surgery, translational research and/or surgical innovation.

City of Hope Employees Only

Clinical Practice and Education

Clinical Practice and Education provides educational opportunities that enhance the practice of the patient care staff here at 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.

K-12 Program

The Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Training Program (K-12 Program) provides additional didactic training and mentored clinical research for young investigators. Faculty members who are within four years of completion of training in oncology have protected time to pursue additional training to ensure their success as translational researchers in oncology.