The Pediatric Hematology Oncology fellowship program offers broad and diverse educational activities, including:
Weekly, hour-long didactic sessions cover a variety of pediatric hematology oncology topics. Most lectures are led by pediatric hematology oncology faculty with some lectures covered by faculty from other applicable subspecialties. Lectures are designed to foster a collaborative learning environment for both trainees and faculty.
Monthly, hour-long didactic sessions with pediatric fellows from all divisions cover a variety of topics including diversity in the workplace, billing practices, bioethics, and wellness and mindfulness.
A multi-disciplinary tumor board is held weekly to discuss oncology patients or other patients with benign tumors requiring ongoing observation. Radiology, pathology, oncology, and radiation oncology are all present for these boards.
A multi-disciplinary neuro-oncology board is held weekly to discuss neuro-oncology patients. Neuroradiology, pathology, oncology, and radiation oncology are all present for these boards.
A bimonthly quality improvement conference is held to discuss any ongoing divisional quality improvement projects as well as ideas for future projects and other research taking place in the division.
A one hour session held quarterly devoted solely to promote tactics for well-being. Topics covered in this session include helping patients/families navigate the grief process, burnout, meditation and other commonly used well-being practices.
Weekly didactic lectures given by UMC faculty, local physicians, and invited speakers discussing a wide variety of pediatric topics.
Weekly review sessions are held with pediatric hematology oncology faculty focusing on topics and questions specific to the board. Fellows are completely duty free during these sessions and all pages/calls are taken by faculty during this time.