Program Aims

The dual goals of the Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program are to educate and train hematology and oncology thought leaders for the 21st century (through physician scientist and academic tracks), and to train expert clinicians to provide outstanding medical care to patients with benign and malignant hematologic disorders and solid tumor malignancies (clinical track). The Hematology and Oncology Fellowship has high expectations for self-directed learning, and seeks to train physician specialists who are prepared to expertly treat disease using an evidence-based approach and patient-centered care, and who appreciate the social and behavioral context of illness. The program emphasizes opportunities for clinical, basic and translational research for all of our fellows. Our didactic curriculum and clinical training curriculum interweave themes of basic science, medical knowledge, research and scholarship, clinical mastery, leadership, and professionalism.

Our program aims are measurable behaviors expected of program graduates, including aims based on societal/community needs:

  1. Graduates of our program will demonstrate a high level of competence in the recognition, diagnosis and evidence-based management of hematologic and oncologic conditions.
  2. Our fellows will demonstrate comfort caring for a diverse patient population. Our fellows will be able to provide care consultation in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.
  3. Fellows will learn and feel comfortable with the basics of clinical and/or translational research and will learn how to collaborate in research with faculty, mentors, and/or each other to produce mentored research or other scholarly work.
    1. Trainees will learn how to share their work to the wider community and demonstrate that capability through presentations at national meetings and/or publication in academic journals.
  4. Fellows will be trained in effective, compassionate, and professional communication skills with patients and families as well as with colleagues and co-workers in the medical profession.
  5. Learners will develop an understanding of system-based practices through participation in quality assessment committees for our inpatient services and outpatient practice, and learn how quality improvement may advance an institution.
  6. Our fellows will be successful in achieving job placement in the career path of their choosing after the completion of their fellowship
    1. We aim that the majority of graduates will practice most of their time within a specific subspecialty of their choice with the field of medical oncology and/or hematology.
    2. At least 50% of fellows will follow career paths in academia
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