The first year will be spent acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the common and rare, inherited and acquired, hematologic and oncologic disorders seen in infants, children, and adolescents on busy inpatient and outpatient services. Clinical research orientation is also a part of the first year of training.
The first year of training includes:
Trainees will take basic science courses/rotations, including:
Each trainee will attend one national meeting, such as the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children's Oncology Group, American Society of Hematology or American Society of Clinical Oncology. The second half of the second year, as well as the entire third year, will be spent predominantly in research.
During the second year, clinical responsibilities are limited to continuity clinic one half day a week and ward call one week each month. Attendance at weekly conferences is required as well.
Some fellows also may choose to pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation.
The predominant focus will be research, with an expectation of two abstracts concerning research to be submitted for presentation and attendance at national meetings related to abstract presentations. A manuscript must be prepared by the end of the third year and be either submitted or ready for submission for publication by the time training is completed.
Attendance at weekly conferences is required as well.