There are multiple structured educational opportunities which include the following:
Hematology Oncology Didactic Lectures
The clinical activities of the program take place in this weekly conference, which consist of formal lectures on the biology of cancer, principles of therapy, and the foundations of clinical research. Lecturers include faculty from Medical Oncology, Therapeutic Radiation, Radiology, Surgery, and Medicine, as well as visiting lecturers.
Hematology Oncology Journal Club
Fellows and faculty meet weekly to present and critically review recent journal articles from the clinical and scientific literature.
Hematology Oncology Clinical Conference
This weekly conference focuses on the management of challenging new patients with cases presented in an informal manner by faculty and fellows.
Seminars on the Psychological Dimensions of Cancer Care
A psychiatrist meets weekly with the nursing staff, social workers, fellows, and faculty to discuss psychosocial aspects of caring for cancer patients, problems which the patients may present, and issues facing caregivers. Specific topics are guided by fellows’ current clinical experiences.
Multidisciplinary Staging Conferences/Tumor Boards
These include the following weekly conferences:
• Solid/Non Solid Tumor Board
• Hematology/Pathology Conference
• Hodgkin's Disease Staging Conference
• Breast Tumor Board
• Bone Marrow Transplant Conference
• Medical Oncology Tumor Board
• Sarcoma Tumor Board
Research Group Meetings
Faculty research groups meet weekly to discuss work in progress. Some research groups have additional journal clubs. There are monthly meetings of the Lymphoma Program Project, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Project groups, and the Clinical Trials group, which include faculty from many departments throughout the Medical School.
Department of Medicine Conferences
The Hematology/Oncology holds weekly lectures. Medical Grand Rounds is held weekly.
Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer
This course covers three major areas: cancer cell and molecular biology, carcinogenesis, and fundamental principles of therapy. Fellows may audit these graduate-level courses.
Laboratory Safety Training
These two one-time classes satisfy federal and NIH and OSHA requirements.