Training Schedule

Required Rotations (18 months total)

VA Hospital Consult Service (two one-month rotations)

During this rotation, typically second or third year fellows are primarily responsible for the inpatient HemOnc consult service at the VA hospital. Fellows maintain their outpatient continuity experience at the University Hospital during this rotation.

VA Hospital Outpatient Clinics (one two-month rotation)

During this rotation, typically first year fellows rotate in both the hematology and medical oncology clinics and are responsible for the management of patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy at the VA. The fellows continuity experience at the University Hospital is interrupted during this rotation.

Inpatient Hematology (two one-month rotations)

Fellows observe and supervise the inpatient care of patients with advanced hematologic malignancies, including acute leukemia, advanced lymphomas and myeloma. Fellows maintain their outpatient continuity experience at the University Hospital during this rotation.

Hematology Consults – University Hospital (two one-month rotations)

Fellows consult on a variety of benign and malignant hematologic conditions to patients hospitalized at the University Hospitals. Fellows maintain their outpatient continuity experience at the University Hospital during this rotation.

Blood & Marrow Transplantation – University Hospital (one one-month rotation)

Fellows observe and supervise the inpatient as well as the outpatient care of patients with advanced hematologic malignancies undergoing autologous as well as allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Fellows will also provide supervised consultation on inpatients regarding autologous and allogeneic transplant issues. Fellows maintain their outpatient continuity experience at the University Hospital during this rotation.

Oncology Consults – University Hospital (two one-month rotations)

Fellows consult on a variety of malignant oncologic conditions to patients hospitalized at the University Hospital. Fellows maintain their outpatient continuity experience at the University Hospital during this rotation.

Outpatient Oncology Multi-Clinics (one month each)

  • Multi-A - Breast Cancer and Sarcoma
  • Multi-B - Upper Aero digestive/Endocrine Oncology
  • Multi-C - Genitourinary/Melanoma/BMT/ObGyn Onc/Genetics
  • Multi-D - Gastroenterological Oncology

Elective Time (two one-month rotations) for further outpatient opportunities

Electives can include, but are not limited to:

  • Hematopathology
  • Cancer Cytogenetics
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Blood Banking
  • Multi-H - Hematology Clinics

Hospice Palliative Care (two weeks)

Fellows consult on a variety of patients requiring hospice enrollment for medical situations that require management of end-of-life or other chronic, palliative issues. Fellows maintain their outpatient continuity experience at the University Hospital during this rotation.

Outpatient Continuity Clinics (six-month blocks)

As required by ACGME, all fellows will have six-month continuity experiences at the Michigan Medicine Rogel Cancer Center, in hematology or oncology, with faculty from the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Additionally, all second and third year fellows will be required to do one six-month continuity experience at the VA Hospital Outpatient Clinic.