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I understand that most (all?) Heme/Onc fellowships had protected research time. First of all, is it typically one year out of the three?

Second, is it possible then to do an MPH (or another degree like an MBA/etc) during that one year instead of solely focusing on research? Has anybody done this?

Also, will residency programs typically pay for some or all of it?

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I understand that most (all?) Heme/Onc fellowships had protected research time. First of all, is it typically one year out of the three?

Second, is it possible then to do an MPH (or another degree like an MBA/etc) during that one year instead of solely focusing on research? Has anybody done this?

Also, will residency programs typically pay for some or all of it?

Thanks
The short answer to all of your questions is "maybe."

Officially, you should have 18 months of research time available to you but this will vary between programs from 45 minutes to 2 years.

WRT a Masters degree, yes, you can often get one of these but it generally takes more than just a single year. Don't expect to be able to score an MPH or an MBA in just a year.

And yes, some programs will pay for it, while others will not. Still others will pay for only part of it.