The student will be able to participate in any of the various components of these projects, from a retrospective or prospective approach, or both, depending on their level of interest. The clinical components will revolve around the implementation of therapeutic and diagnostic clinical trials and gaining expertise in database design, data management, and proper retrospective analysis. The student will be part of a multidisciplinary team that includes surgeons, oncologists, statisticians, and biologists. Our group fosters a collegial atmosphere conducive to intellectual stimulation and academic productivity. The student will have ample opportunity to participate in departmental conferences and didactic seminars, and will have patient contact through clinics and on the inpatient floors, as well as through observation of major operations in the OR. Previous experience with clinical research, database management, or statistics is helpful but not mandatory. This is an outstanding opportunity for the motivated student who is interested in surgery, cancer, or diseases of the chest.