K12 Program Application Process

Application Checklist

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  • Current curriculum vitae (please provide a current list of publications and your mean GPA within your CV)
  • Completed online application
  • Research plan (PDF)
  • Letters of reference (up to five): All applicants must include letters of support from their mentors (one primary and two secondary). Primary mentors must state their commitment to meet with the scholar one-on-one on a weekly basis. Secondary mentors must state their commitment to meet with the scholar's mentor team on a monthly basis. Applicants must also include a letter of support from their MUSC department chair or division chief guaranteeing the 75% dedicated full-time professional effort to the K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development for Clinical & Translational Oncology Program. Additionally, applicants may include one other letter of support describing their potential for patient-oriented research.

Review Process

All applications will be reviewed by the K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development for Clinical & Translational Oncology Program Advisory Council Recruitment Subcommittee.

The following review criteria will be taken into consideration:

  • Evidence of a commitment to a career in patient-oriented cancer research with a focus on therapeutic trial development (i.e., prior training, specialized skills, prior research accomplishments, etc.).
  • Potential to develop into a successful researcher and leader of multidisciplinary research teams (i.e., letters of recommendation [Candidates already in MUSC junior faculty positions must include a letter from their department chair explicitly committing their support and guaranteed protected time.]; prior research accomplishments and experiences; leadership roles during undergraduate, graduate, and clinical training; etc.).
  • Prior research productivity (i.e., papers, abstracts, etc.).
  • Performance record during clinical training (i.e., letter(s) of recommendation from the program director(s) of the candidate's advanced clinical specialty or subspecialty outlining their training, teaching, and/or awards). For those candidates with a Ph.D., letters from their thesis mentor and postdoctoral mentors will be required.
  • Academic record during graduate training.
  • Compatibility with the program’s areas of concentration and disciplines.