Design & Requirements

SMIS fellows will be recruited into a three-year program to complete coursework and research with at least two complementary mentors. Clinical exposure will take place in the second year. The program requires fellows to




  1. complete a minor focus in specialized coursework including one mandatory molecular imaging course and two elective courses selected from the following: molecular basis of cancer, animal virus/host interactions, gene therapy, cellular and molecular pharmacology, and tumor immunology,
  2. complete a major focus through a mentored research project, and
  3. complete a significant grant preparation to help gain experience and confidence in the grant application process.

Involvement of fellows in all aspects of research conferences is required and essential. This includes attending various research conferences such as Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) Monthly Seminar SeriesMIPS/Nuclear Medicine Grand Rounds, and Chemical and Systems Biologylectures. Fellows are also required to attend or present at the weekly MIPS Journal Club. Additional conferences are available and fellows are encouraged to attend based on their interests and schedules. All fellows and mentors will be expected to attend quarterly dinner meetings where fellows will be given an opportunity to present on their research, both orally and by poster.