Clinical Shadowing Program

Cancer Cell Biology Training Program

Clinical Shadowing Program

Jen Jen Yeh, MD – Program Director

This program has been established specifically for students supported on the Cancer Cell Biology Training Program (CCBTP). The program provides CCBTP students with an opportunity to experience a close-up glimpse at cancer from the clinical point of view. The students have the opportunity to observe, first-hand, the clinical management of oncology patients in their research field of interest. Students will be matched with appropriate faculty and be allowed to shadow that faculty member through a clinical case that best matches their interests. This will allow the students to not only gain a better understanding of the anatomical basis for their tumor study of choice, but also the impact that their research may have on patients. The program is headed by CCBTP preceptor, Jen Jen Yeh, MD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery. In our survey of CCBTP students, they have stated that this training opportunity has been an important and very rewarding component of their CCBTP participation. Faculty from several specialties have agreed to participate in this program. Students will register through Dr. Yeh’s office (919) 966- 5221 with Administrative Assistant, Ms. Donna Cavallo. Appropriate confidentiality forms will be required in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

CCBTP and Translational Medicine Clinical Shadowing Program
Faculty Specialty Cancer Sites
Calvo, Benjamin Surgical Oncology Colorectal, liver, pancreas, breast, thyroid
Kim, Hong Jin Surgical Oncology Colorectal, liver, pancreas, sarcoma, thyroid
Yeh, Jen Jen Surgical Oncology Melanoma, thyroid, pancreas
Ollila, David Surgical Oncology Melanoma, thyroid, breast
Meyers, Michael Surgical Oncology Gastric, esophageal, colorectal, liver, pancreas, sarcoma, thyroid
Stitzenberg, Karyn Surgical Oncology Melanoma, colorectal, liver, pancreas, thyroid
Fowler, Wesley Gynecological Oncology Cervical, uterine, ovarian
Boggess, John Gynecological Oncology Cervical, uterine, ovarian
Gehrig, Paola Gynecological Oncology Cervical, uterine, ovarian

 

For more information about the Clinical Shadowing Program, please contact the Program Director: 

Jen Jen Yeh, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology, CB #7213
UNC Department of Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7213
Phone: 919-966-5221
Fax: 919-966-8806

 

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