Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program
Clinical and basic research projects are part of the training program. Successful completion of a research project is required for graduation from the fellowship program. Fellows will choose their research project, which may include clinical or basic research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The fellow and mentor conceptualize the project during the first year of fellowship. Fellows are encouraged to present research results at local research conferences and national meetings, and submit manuscripts for publication.
Educational conferences are held on a regular basis (see below):
- Hematology and Oncology Patient Management Conference: faculty, fellows, residents, pharmacist and nurses attend this weekly conference. Interesting and difficult cases are discussed regarding diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
- Subspecialty Conferences and Tumor Boards: The following subspecialty conferences are held on either a weekly or biweekly basis:
- Breast Cancer Conference
- Gynecological Cancer Conference
- Head and Neck Tumor Board
- Thoracic Oncology Conference
- GU Tumor Board
- Melanoma-Sarcoma Conference
- Special Seminar Series: On monthly basis, outside speakers are invited to present seminars on new advancements in hematology and oncology. In addition, mini-symposia are held three times a year which focus on an area of hematology or oncology.
- Journal Club: Held on a weekly basis. Both clinical and basic science topics are covered in this conference.
- Hematology Course: Senior fellows may participate in teaching the hematology course for the second-year medical students.