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Last Updated: 08/26/22

Career Development Opportunities

CTEP recognizes the importance of encouraging and supporting young investigators as they embark upon a clinical cancer research career. We have implemented several programs geared to assist young investigators navigate the CTEP program and the LOI development and submission process. These programs include:

Program Offering CTEP Investigation Drug Branch (IDB) Externship Program
Program Description Whether you are a part of the National Cancer Institute's scientific or clinical oncology communities, your ability to communicate effectively to patients, clinical research peers, pharmaceutical partners, and your research team is critical to your success. The CTEP IDB externship program is a 4 to 8-week highly interactive experience offering mentorship and best practices for improving formal communication with CTEP and its clinical oncology development and trial stakeholders. Using Letter of Intent (LOI) or concept trial reviews as well as medical officer group dynamics and one-on-one coaching feedback, this CTEP externship program provides participants the skills for impactful presentations and the insights to craft your own competitive LOIs or concepts.
Who Should Participate Medical or Radiation Oncology Fellows, or Junior Oncology Faculty (<7 years from final oncology training)
Program Cost No Charge
Externship participants MUST secure their own room & board accommodations.
Program Date(s) & Location 4-8 week rotation
NCI Shady Grove, Room 5W 440, 442
Registration Information Advanced registration for this externship is required and space is limited to 4/calendar month.
Registration Contact Cheryl A. Pickett, MD, PhD
Medical Officer
Investigational Drug Branch, Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, MSC 9739 Room 5W-524
Rockville, MD 20850