Education & training for undergraduate students
In partnership with programs spanning across Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Massey Cancer Center has several mechanisms for fostering cancer-focused training of undergraduate students, with special emphasis on training underrepresented minority students.
Bachelor’s degree program in clinical radiation sciences
The VCU College of Health Professions’ Department of Radiation Sciences offers a B.S. in Clinical Radiation Sciences in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy and Radiography. It is Virginia’s only B.S. program with content specific to radiography and radiation therapy and the only nuclear medicine program in central Virginia.
Cancer Relevant Courses for Undergraduates
The VCU Department of Biology offers BIOL 450, 451 and 453 as advanced-level undergraduate courses, which require students to perform a research project on cancer. Students in these courses work in the laboratories of Massey research members for a full semester or more, are trained in diverse aspects of cancer research and write a research report on their work.
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Dream-to-Goal Summer Research Program
The VCU Department of Biology offers the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Dream-to-Goal (DTG) Summer Research Program, which is designed for motivated community-college students who are interested in exploring research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. This program equips students with hands-on laboratory skills, provides research experience and prepares students for success when transferring to a four-year college or university and beyond. Massey research members actively participate in training these students interested in cancer research.
Oncology-focused health care training
Oncology-focused clinical rotations are offered by Massey Cancer Center through VCU Health’s Health Sciences Schools, College and health system, VCU Medical Center, to undergraduate students pursuing various health care professions. Learn more about these training opportunities from the links below.
Summer research learning opportunities
There is a variety of summer research learning opportunities for undergraduate students offered by Massey researchers through the VCU School of Medicine.