Fellows entering this program are expected to be fully competent, excellent board-eligible pediatricians who are motivated to pursue careers in academic pediatric hematology and oncology.
Training in the principles and practice of hematology is provided through the care of 350 children with major sickle syndromes, 320 children with bleeding disorders, patients with disorders of neutrophil function and bone marrow failure syndromes, and a very active community-based consultation service.
The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology provide services for approximately 80 patients with newly diagnosed oncologic conditions per year, and perform a growing number of hematopoietic stem cell transplants annually, including umbilical cord and unrelated donor marrow transplants for both malignant and non-malignant conditions.
The first year clinical fellowship training will include:
- 20-24 weeks of inpatient hematology and oncology / BMT services
- 12-15 weeks of outpatient and consult hematology and oncology services
- Four weeks of hematology laboratory training rotations in transfusion medicine, coagulation laboratory, and hematopathology
- Six weeks of clinical rotations in infectious disease, palliative care, radiation oncology, survivorship, cytogenetic laboratory, pharmacy, hospice, home care services, and immuno-deficiency clinic
- Three weeks of research / exploratory investigation electives
- Four weeks of vacation
- A half- to full-day continuity clinic per week beginning early in fellowship and continues for the duration of the three year fellowship training.
- Fellows are expected to be active participants in weekly patient care conferences, Monday Fellows Conference, Tumor Board, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminars, and monthly Division Meeting.
- Fellows will take weekend calls with attending backup approximately once every 4 weekends during their first year, as well as one major holiday per year.