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Hematology Oncology Program Structure

Program Structure

The fellowship is a minimal duration of 36 months.  The assignment of course work is designed to accomplish the goals of the program in compliance with the requirements of the ACGME, the Residency Review Committee (RRC) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

18 months must be devoted to clinical rotations (focused on neoplastic diseases and benign hematology disorders).  The remaining 18 months may be spent on additional clinical rotations, approved elective rotations, and research to allow each fellow to achieve his or her personal goals for caeer developement.  The fellows will have a continuity clinic: 2 half-day clinics per week at Southwest Cancer Center throughout their fellowship.  Seinor fellows have the option to do three half day clinics on second and third years if they decide.  Each fellow must demonstrate competency in bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (25 required) and lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy administration (10 required by combination of LP or Ommaya Reservoir) by being observed during these procedures.

Clinical months include:  all University Medical Center/Texas Tech University HSC disese specific clinical rotations.  UMC BMT Inpatient Hematology/Oncology services, SWCC and TTUHSC.  Home call on inpatient service with average of at least 4 months out of 12 months with one in seven days free from all duties.