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Hematology Oncology Fellowship

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the call responsibilities for hematology/ oncology fellows?
A: Trainees are required to take call from home during the week and will round on the weekends. This schedule is developed by the trainees and is flexible.

One month of the first year is spent on an elective rotating through transfusion medicine, hematology, special hematology and coagulation laboratory, flow cytometry and cytogenetics.

During this month, the trainee learns:

  • The principles of transfusion medicine 
  • The principles of radiation oncology 
  • How to perform and interpret testing in the special hematology and coagulation laboratory 
  • Review of peripheral smears 
  • How to interpret flow cytometric results 
  • Exposure to the technical areas in medical cytogenetics. 
Outpatient Clinic and Continuity of Care
Current second and third year trainees have one-half day per week dedicated to outpatient clinic and continuity of care. This time is spent increasing he trainees’ knowledge in a selected sub-specialty area of interest and in developing an appreciation for and an understanding of the longitudinal nature of hematology and oncology care. This has been transitioned for the first year fellows to a weekly one-half day continuity based clinic. The fellows will have the responsibility of managing all aspects of their patients’ care from diagnosis to completion of therapy to follow up and management of relapse if necessary.

Q: What are the benefits?

  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Annual & Sick Leave
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Backup Child and Elder Care

    A detailed summary of all benefits can be found in our Benefits Guide.


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