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The SWOG Leadership Academy engages the best and brightest of the Group’s early career investigators to prepare them for future leadership within the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).
This three-year program provides long-term mentorship and training in the organizational structure of SWOG and the NCTN, resources available through the NCI and The Hope Foundation, leadership possibilities within SWOG and NCTN, and more.
New program participants attend an initial leadership workshop. Following the workshop, each participant is paired with a mentor, taking part in regular teleconferencing and face-to-face meetings at subsequent SWOG Group Meetings for the duration of the three-year academy experience. Ongoing meetings will reinforce prior workshop learning. Long-term measures of success may include chairing an NCTN trial, assuming leadership within a committee or working group, or higher appointments. Travel expenses will be covered through the program.
- Assistant professors, clinical instructors, or lecturers with 3 or more years of experience who have chosen clinical investigation as their career path, OR oncologists 0-7 years out from completion of fellowship if at a non-academic institution.
- All applicants must be members of SWOG and at SWOG member institutions at the time of course selection.