If the student has explored all other options and still wish to change supervisors, he or she should talk to the graduate program director. If the supervisor happens to be the graduate program director, the student should talk to the chair of the academic unit. If the student remains uncertain or dissatisfied, he or she should talk to the vice-dean graduate studies of his/her home faculty. Beyond that, the student can talk to the university ombudsperson. The student can request that the exchanges with any or all of these individuals (directors, vice-dean, ombudsperson) remain confidential.
During his PhD training he studied cancer immunology and ultimately defended his thesis work on hormonal regulation of drug metabolism. Upon graduating from the medical school he went on to complete an internship year in internal medicine at Providence St. Vincent Hospital, and returned to Boston for his training in radiation oncology at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, where he learned the arts and science of oncology from his mentors at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.