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Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Curriculum

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Curricular Goals

Year 1

At the conclusion of the first year, the fellow will be able to diagnose and manage the majority of hematological and oncological diseases.

Year 2

At the conclusion of the second year, the fellow will be able to serve as a consultant to the other medical and surgical services in reference to hematological and oncological disease.

Year 3

At the conclusion of the third year, the fellow will be able to define the limits of knowledge and to design research projects to address these deficiencies. As a corollary, the fellow will be able to teach other physicians and health care professionals core knowledge of hematology and medical oncology.

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Rotations

  • University inpatient service
  • Consultation service
  • Outpatient service
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: ambulatory clinics
  • Radiation oncology service
  • Hematopathology
  • Gynecology/oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Transfusion medicine

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Conferences

  • Grand round conference (1/month)
  • Journal club (1/month)
  • Research conference (1/month)
  • Core curriculum conference (1/week)
  • Morbidity and mortality conference (1/month)
  • Solid tumor board (1/month)
  • Leukemia and lymphoma conference (2/month)
  • Tumor board (1/week)
  • Breast tumor board (1/week)
  • Pulmonary tumor board (2/month)
  • Gynecology/oncology tumor board (1/week)
  • Liver mass tumor board (2/month)
  • Head and neck tumor board (1/month)
  • Urology tumor board (1/month)

Scholarly Activity

All fellows will be required to complete a scholarly project as a criterion for completion of their GME training program. There will be dedicated time for research. These projects can be any activity in which fellows participate that result in a positive change for the institution, patient care, the educational program or the community. A faculty mentor must be identified and approved by the program director. The program director will certify the completion of the research project and attest for the house staff member to receive a certificate of completion from the program.

Fellow Evaluations

Fellows are evaluated monthly by attending physicians (written evaluation). Ancillary staff evaluates fellows semi-annually. Fellows also evaluate the attending with whom they work on each rotation.

Fellows meet with the program director as a group and individually two times a year. The program director will complete a summative evaluation for each fellow annually and upon completion of the program.

Learn More About the Program

For more information about the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program at Drexel University College of Medicine, please contact Patricia Lawrence at 215.762.7030 or patricia.lawrence@drexelmed.edu.

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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.

Blood samples in a laboratory at Drexel University College of Medicine.