The Veterans’ Administration Palo Alto Health Care Service provides medical care for a wide range of cancers. First-year fellows rotate to the facility.

Program Timeline

Years Two and Three

The principal objective of these years is to provide each fellow with the research skills necessary for independent investigation in the basic or clinical sciences.

After completion of clinical rotation training, fellows transition from the practice of clinical hematology/oncology to clinical or basic investigation. To experience continuity of care, fellows will maintain a continuity clinic throughout their second year. Third and fourth-year fellows continue their research under the supervision of their faculty mentors. During these years, fellows have one-half day per week that is integrated with their chosen area of research.

Fellows spend the majority of their time on research projects under the direction of their mentors and have full access to the facilities and within their preceptors’ programs. Fellows may choose any appropriate mentor, whether from within the Divisions or from any department at Stanford. The ability to choose a mentor from throughout the University broadens the training experience and fosters active intellectual interactions with faculty and trainees in basic science and other clinical departments.