Post Doctoral Fellowship Program


Xavier University School of Medicine is pleased to announce our new Post Doctoral Fellowship Program with an emphasis on residency placement. This program provides Graduates of Xavier with additional experiences that enhance their competitiveness for residency positions in the USA. The program is administered through Xavier and physically housed at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR)

Lankenau Medical Center 100 East Lancaster Avenue

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 19096



Program Length: 1 Year

Program Description:

-Graduates will be provided a supervised mentored structured research.

-The Doctorates will be provided a hands-on training in state-of-the-art molecular, genomic, proteomic, cellular and imaging.

-A structured lecture series will be available, including a clinical grand rounds lecture series at the Lankenau Hospital in Medicine. The lecture series is provided at Lankenau Hospital which  is adjacent to LIMR.

-An additional weekly lecture series is provided in basic and translational medicine is provided by LIMR.

-Once a month didactic lectures will be provided in coaching for residency. The lectures will include preparation for the residency interview, and how to prepare CV for the residency. In addition, the mentoring program will include career counseling.

Program Summary:

The deliverable’s include presentation of research at a national meeting, publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and or related scholarly products and a strengthening of the doctorates understanding of clinical practice through the structured clinical lecture series. This rigorous educational program trains future laboratory professionals to undertake biomedical research in academic research laboratories or in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.


This will be a joint program offered by Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba, the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research and the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute in Doylestown, PA. It will offer a unique opportunity of completing the majority of the classroom hours at Xavier University while obtaining hands on research experience at the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization dedicated to hepatitis B and liver cancer.

Program Details:

Each Fellow will receive a joint certificate from Xavier and Lankenau Hospital for having completed the Post Doctoral Fellowship training program.

Dean of the Program


Dr. Richard Pestell MB, BS, MD, PhD, MBA, FRACP, FACP, FRS (Medicine), FAAAS


Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis, spots are filling up quickly!

Click here if you are interested in applying!


For more information Please Contact Rebecca Brelsford | 516-234-5984


Approval by New York State Education Department

Seal of the New York State Education DepartmentOn July 17th, 2020, the New York Board of Regents voted to approve Xavier University School of Medicine Aruba to place students in long-term clinical clerkship in New York State for 7 years. This is the longest term of approval that can be given to an International Medical School.

New York State Education Department approval allows:

• Xavier graduates to enter residency training in New York

• Xavier students to complete all 72 weeks of clinical training in New York teaching hospitals