Health Professional Education

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.

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.
The Cancer Genetics Education Program of the City of Hope Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics offers a CME/CEU-accredited multimodal intensive course to address the need for professional training in clinical cancer genetics and research collaboration for community-based clinicians.
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.
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.
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.  We are central to City of Hope’s mission to bring breakthrough medicine to patients in a setting of compassionate, patient-centered care. Our highly skilled, interdisciplinary team, embodies City of Hope’s guiding philosophy, coined by one of our earliest leaders, “There is no profit in curing the body if, in the process, we destroy the soul.”  We are actively involved in developing and disseminating models of care through workshops, clinical program content, and clinical observerships.
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 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.