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Four fellowship positions in hematology and medical oncology are available yearly to physicians eligible for the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying examination. A minimum two-year fellowship is required for completion of training in either hematology or oncology. The third year of fellowship is required for certification in both subspecialties. The first year of fellowship training consists principally of clinical experience with the rotations through the in-patient and consultation services.

In addition, each fellow is assigned to two half-days per week in the Hematology/Oncology ambulatory clinics, working with one faculty member and their patients for 6 months to a year and rotating with another clinic in two to four-month blocks. First-year fellows also do one month of Coagulation and one Hematopathology month.

The second year of fellowship provides advanced clinical, teaching and research responsibilities. Second-year fellows are expected to devote the majority of their time to either clinical or basic research. 

The third year of fellowship is available for those fellows who have an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine, and those who wish to become board certified in both hematology and oncology. The majority of the third year will be devoted to basic clinical research and advanced clinical training. Third-year fellows also do one month of Gyn-Onc.


  • Clinical hematology and/or oncology rotations involving (1) primary patient care and (2) directing care as a consultant involved with a medical care team

  • Electives – participating on a health care team that provides important service for the hematology and/or oncology patients, but is generally not run by a hematologist or oncologist (e.g., hematopathology, Gynecologic Oncology, etc.)

  • Participation in care provided in an outpatient clinic setting

  • Participation in an after-hours call schedules

  • Participation in clinical conferences (i.e., Monday Morning Case Presentation Conference, Tuesday and Thursday Core Curriculum Conference, Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds, Tumor Board, and 'Heme Path' review)

  • Participation in clinical Journal Club 

  • First-year fellows present two M&M conferences per year 

  • Attendance at didactic Introductory Summer Lecture Course (approx. 17-20 lectures per year)

  • Second and third-year fellows conduct a Quality Improvement Project and participate in at least one research project with a mentor


  • Monthly evaluation of the fellow by the faculty member who attended the clinical service for that month

  • Evaluation based on ACGME competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism; and systems-based practice

  • Semi-annual evaluation by clinic attending

  • Semi-annual overall assessment by Program Director based on the above evaluations, conference participation, learning portfolio, and input from the Clinical Competence Committee

  • Periodic self-evaluation by Fellows

  • Semi-annual evaluation of research by a mentor (2nd and 3rd year)

  • Periodic evaluation by NP's, social workers and other healthcare professionals

  • Periodic evaluation by patients

Fellows must also meet the ACGME's Hematology and Oncology Curricular Milestones. View these milestones to learn more.