Training and educational programs

The education and training of present and future innovators and researchers in cancer care delivery is a top priority of the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) and the Abramson Cancer Center. Reducing the burden of cancer for our patients depends on continued success in training the next generations of cancer researchers in basic, clinical, and population sciences.

PC3I, ACC and the University of Pennsylvania provide a broad array of education and training opportunities for students at all levels, ranging from undergraduate classes to post graduate fellowships and continuing medical education for practicing oncologists. Each section below provides information and links to specific programs and educational resources which partner with PC3I and our faculty.


Degree Programs

Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI)
Designed by the Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, the Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) connects working health care professionals worldwide to lead change.

Master of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP)
A rigorous, skills-based research degree that enables clinicians to leverage their knowledge of medical practice to improve the ways in which health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered.

Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management (MBA)
Provides expertise in the complex and distinctive features of the rapidly changing health care industry.

Doctorate in Health Care Management & Economics
Provides a strong background in microeconomic theory and advanced econometric and statistical techniques and comprehensive training in health economics and health care services research.

Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE)
For accomplished medical professionals who seek to further their skills as academic investigators, provides training in the design of controlled epidemiological studies and advanced biostatistical skills..

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Focuses on the science and practice of nursing in a wide range of specialty areas.

Master of Public Health
A university-wide, interdisciplinary collaboration among eight Penn schools that fosters training in public health.


Pre and Post Grad Opportunities and Fellowships

PennHealthX Innovation Program
The PennHealthX Innovation Program was founded in 2013 and has grown to a fully funded program that provides medical students with opportunities to explore, experience, and contribute to innovation in health care. Penn Med students can receive credit through the Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Certificate.

National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP)
Two-year training for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care.

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI)
A two-year position for recent graduates of doctoral programs in economics, health services research, or related disciplines.

Postdoctoral Training
Postdoctoral trainees in cancer research have access to a wealth of resources through the office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP).

Opportunities for Researchers from Traditionally Underrepresented Backgrounds
There are multiple education and training programs available for researchers in science and medicine from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.


Undergraduate Studies

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR)
A pipeline program aimed at preparing undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups in exploring the field of health services research.

Undergraduate Health Care Management and Policy Concentration
Focuses on health care markets and factors that significantly influence decision making both at the policy level and at the level of the firm or organization.

Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management
An undergraduate dual-degree program that offers the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum combining bioscience and business.

Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF)
Enables students to deepen their academic experience through participating in research, applying for nationally competitive fellowships, or engaging intellectually within a cohort of scholars.