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Hematology Oncology Goals & Structure

Program Goals and Structure

Program Goals and Objectives

The overall goal of the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship is to provide broad training in the disciplines of Hematology and Medical Oncology, focusing on the general competencies put forth by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Typical Rotation Schedule


PGY IV Breast Clinic     1 month
  Hospice/Palliative Care                                                               2 Weeks
  Hemostasis/Coagulation Clinic                                                   1 month
  Med Onc Inpatient/Consult Service                                            3 months
  Hematology Inpatient/Consult Service                                        3 months
  Radiation Oncology                                                                      2 weeks
  Research   1 month
  Elective  1 month
  Hempath    1 month
PGY V Research 1 month
  Med Onc Inpatient/Consult Service                                             2 months
  Hematology Inpatient/Consult Service                                        2 months
  Blood Bank             1 month
  Electives 2 months
  Hempath    1 month
  JACC 3 months
PGY VI Med Onc Inpatient/Consult Service                                              1 month
  Hematology Inpatient/Consult Service                                         1 month
  Electives   3 months
  Blood Bank                                                                                   1 month
   Research                                                                                      3 months
  JACC                                                                      2 months
  Hemostasis/Coagulation Clinic                                                     1 month


 Inpatient Hematology Oncology Service

The Inpatient Hematology/Oncology service provides an opportunity for fellows to participate in the diagnosis and management of complications of cancer and cancer therapy in an inpatient setting.


Hematology Oncology Consult Service

The Hematology Oncology Consult rotation is designed to allow the fellow to become proficient and independent in the provision of the inpatient consultation services.  Fellows will establish hematologic and oncologic diagnoses and recommend and/or initiate treatment plans through communication with the consulting services, and they will coordinate follow-up care by an outpatient team.


Hematology Oncology Subspecialty Clinic Service

The hematology Oncology Subspecialty Clinic Service allows fellows to learn to establish a diagnosis and initiate a treatment plan.  They will follow the sub-specialist in clinics, conferences and tumor boards. They will be required to evaluate and manage 30% or more of the sub-specialist’s patient load, either directly or indirectly.


Palliative Care Service

The Palliative Care Service allows the fellow to further the understanding of Palliative Medicine, to teach specific skills in the care of the dying in Inpatient and Outpatient settings and to develop agents of change in the care of the dying.


Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking

The transfusion medicine/blood banking rotation teaches the fellows the clinical and laboratory aspects and its impact on hematology/oncology.


Hempathology Rotation

The hempathology rotation teaches the fellows all aspects of laboratory medicine as it impacts hematology/oncology.



To provide research training for fellowship trainees in the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program with the goal that the trainee would obtain the basic tools for conducting research and critically reading the ever-changing medical literature that provides the basis for clinical practice.


Radiation Oncology Rotation

Radiation Oncology rotation allows fellows to achieve competence in the treatment of cancer patients with radiation.


Joe Arrington Cancer Center Rotation

On the Joe Arrington Cancer Center Rotation fellows will concentrate on the evaluation and management of patients with benign and malignant hematology disorders.  The fellow will be able to provide a varied and comprehensive experience in general and consultative hematology, a sophisticated and comprehensive experience in the diagnosis and management of hematologic malignancies and be able to experience in the diagnosis and management of oncologic emergencies.