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Clinical Experience

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship

The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship offers a vast range of clinical training between inpatient and outpatient services. Fellows participate in their own continuity clinic one-half day each week with attending supervision, following their own patient cohort for the entire three years. Fellows have two mini-teams (both hematology and oncology) each consisting of a dedicated faculty member, advanced practice nurse (APN) and social worker, all devoted to the fellows to assist with education and organization and provide protected time during research blocks. Our program exposes fellows all Pediatric Hematology/Oncology diagnoses, with strong sickle cell, hemostasis and thrombosis, and cancer programs.

Additionally, each fellow is paired with a clinical mentor and structured mentorship program. The fellow and mentor are expected to meet semiannually at minimum and review topics geared toward career development.

Rotations

First-year rotations

Orientation: 2 weeks

Inpatient: 21 weeks, in 3 week blocks

Outpatient/Referrals: 4 weeks

Chemo Service:  4 weeks

BMT Service: 4 weeks

Coagulation Service: 4 weeks

Pathology: 4 weeks

Research: 3 weeks

Board Review/boards: 2 weeks

Vacation: 4 weeks

 

Second-year rotations

Research Track:

Inpatient:  4 weeks

BMT: 4 weeks

PaCT (Hospice/palliative care) 4 weeks

Radiation Oncology: 1 week

Chemo service:  4 weeks

Outpatient: 0 weeks

Research: 31 weeks

Elective: 0 weeks

Vacation: 4 weeks

 

Clinical Track:

Inpatient:  4 weeks

BMT: 4 weeks

PaCT (Hospice/palliative care) 4 weeks

Radiation Oncology: 1 week of observation

Chemo service:  4 weeks

Outpatient: 2 weeks

Research: 25 weeks

Elective: 4 weeks

Vacation: 4 weeks

 

Third-year rotation

Research:  44 weeks

Inpatient:  4 weeks (nonconsecutive, “Pretending”) where the 3rd year fellow acts as the attending.

Vacation: 4 weeks

 

Call expectations

All call is home call

First-year fellows: approximately 14 weekends/year and 6 weekdays/month

Second-year fellows: approximately 8 weekends/year and 40 weekdays/year

Third-year fellows: approximately 5 weekends/year and 10 weekdays/year