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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

The Pediatric Hematology Oncology fellowship program at UMMC is an ACGME-accredited program lasting three years. The program currently accepts a total of four positions over our three year fellowship. We will be accepting two PGY4 positions for the 2021-2022 year.

As the only children’s hospital in the state of Mississippi, more than 150,000 children annually are cared for at our medical facility in more than 30 specialty areas. This large patient base provides ample opportunities for our fellows. We currently follow approximately 800 children with cancer including those receiving therapy and those being monitored after completing therapy. We also provide comprehensive care for approximately 950 children and young adults with sickle cell disease. Our curriculum provides comprehensive training in the care of pediatric hematology oncology children, opportunities to grow as a physician scientist, and training in the art of being an educator. You will work in a collaborative team that includes attendings, nurse practitioners, nurses, and support staff.

Additionally, fellows work closely with a faculty mentor to develop a basic science or clinical research project to help establish skills in the field of research and discovery. You will have opportunities to participate in administrative and quality improvement activities to foster improvements in systems within the hospital and our clinic. There are multiple weekly educational conferences specifically designed for the fellow to optimize ABP subspecialty board preparation.

To learn more about us, visit the Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders main page or contact us directly.

Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 984-5220

Catherine Gordon, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Fellowship Program Director

Betty Herrington, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Program Director

Johnnie White
Fellowship Program Coordinator
(601) 984-5220