Fellowship Training Summary by Year

First Year

Inpatient Hematology/Oncology
22 weeks
Inpatient Blood and Marrow Transplant
8 weeks
Consult Service
14 weeks
Outpatient Clinic
4 weeks
Continuity Clinic (General Hematology Oncology)
One full day per week regardless of rotation
4 weeks

Inpatient Hematology and Oncology

Team is comprised of an attending, a fellow, an NP, a senior resident, 3 senior residents and up to 3 medical students

Pharmacy and nutrition often round with the team

Case management and social work are closely involved with the team

The fellow is responsible for leading the team and inpatient oncology consults

The census is usually 15-25 patients

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant

Team is comprised of an attending, 1 NP/PA and a fellow

Pharmacy and nutrition often round with the team

Case management, social work and psychology are closely involved with the team

The fellow is responsible for individual patients, and later in the year often runs the team

The census is usually 5-10 patients

Consult Service (Hematology)

Team is comprised of an attending and fellow. At times, there may also be a 4th year coagulation fellow, residents or medical students.

Consults most commonly occur in PICU, NICU, PCTU and general floors.

Common consults include cytopenias, VTE (DVT, stroke, PE), immune deficiency, and HLH

The census is typically 15-25 patients, with an average of 4-6 seen each day.

Hematology consults are covered Monday-Friday, with PHO team covering hematology consults on the weekends.

Outpatient Clinics

 7 half-days of different clinics (plus 1 full day of your continuity clinic)

1 half-day for research, doctor’s appointments, etc.

Options include: Long-Term Follow Up Clinic, Phase I Clinic, Neuro-Oncology Clinic, Sickle Cell/Hemoglobinopathies Clinic, Coagulation Clinic, Immunohematology Clinic, Hematopathology, Radiation Oncology and Blood Bank        

Continuity Clinic

You will have the same day of clinic with the same Attendings for all 3 years

Each patient is assigned a primary attending, primary fellow and primary NP

During first year you are assigned new oncology patients


Your Scholarly Oversight Committee will meet with you early in the first year to help you identify potential research mentors based on your interests.

Second Year/Third Year


Second and third year fellows are primarily research fellows with one day of clinic per week

Your primary research mentor may be part of the Department of Pediatrics or chosen from a group of qualified mentors campus wide

You are expected to present two research seminars, one at the end of each research year

Continuity Clinic

During second and third year you keep your oncology patients and see new hematology patients

Second and third years may elect to split time between their continuity clinic and another clinic of interest (e.g. neuro-oncology, sickle cell/hemoglobinopathies, coagulation, immunohematology, BMT)

Pre-Attending Weeks

Second year fellows can do an optional 1-2 weeks of “pre-attending” on the inpatient hematology/oncology service

Third year fellows do 2-3 weeks of “pre-attending” on the inpatient hematology and/or oncology service

Education Conference Schedule
Conference Schedule

First year begins with 5 days of a “Crash Course” taught by faculty

The fellow education series is divided into different topics by month

1 week of board review, 1 week of journal club, 1 week of attending lecture and 1 week of “other”

Every 1st Thursday at 12:30 p.m. is a multi-site immunohematology case presentation/discussion

Call Schedule

Call Schedule

Holiday coverage is split between all years of fellowship.

2 nights per week first call is taken by NP or PA

On call you are responsible for the hematology, oncology, and blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapy patients

There is a resident team in house as first call for the hematology/oncology patients

There is an NP or PA in house as first call for the blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapy patients

You take calls from the inpatient teams, parents, our ED and outside EDs

There are always Attending on for Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy