In addition to clinical training under the supervision of neuro-oncology faculty members, trainees also attend a wide variety of weekly teaching conferences:
- fellow-oriented lecture series in neuro-oncology, starting with the basics of neuro-oncology and expanding to include emerging data from journals, clinical trial methodology, and research talks
- fellow-oriented lecture series in hematology/oncology for hematology/oncology and neuro-oncology trainees
- neuro-oncology grand rounds
- hematology/medical oncology grand rounds
- weekly brain tumor boards
Those who remain for research year(s) will also receive formal training in clinical research methodology through the Summer Program for Clinical Effectiveness (PCE), a joint program of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). The PCE is an intensive, non-degree summer program for physicians who are seeking quantitative and analytic skills needed for clinical research. Fellows should apply for the PCE program during the first year of fellowship and attend during the summer between the first and second years of fellowship. The cost of tuition for the summer will be covered by the fellowship. More information can be found at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/clinical-effectiveness/. For those who apply to HPSH for a degree program after completion of PCE, credits from PCE can be applied towards a Master of Science or a Master of Public Health degree.