Fellowship Training Summary by Year

First Year

Inpatient Hematology and Oncology

-Team is comprised of an attending, a fellow, an NP, a senior resident, 2-3 interns 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 consults

               -The census is usually 10-20 patients

Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant

               -Team is comprised of an attending, 1-2 NP/PAs 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

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

Second Year/Third Year

Research

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

               -You may choose to do basic science, translational or clinical research

               -You primary research mentors may be part of the department or not

               -Your scholarly oversight committee will meet with you during first year to help you identify potential research mentors based on your interests

               -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)

Pre-Attending Weeks

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

               -Third year fellows are required to do 2 weeks of “pre-attending” on the inpatient hematology/oncology service

-First year begins with 4 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 noon is a multi-site immunohematology case presentation/discussion

On call you are responsible for the hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant 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 bone marrow transplant patients

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

               -There are always attending on for hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant