Our subspecialty training program in pediatric hematology/oncology provides the educational environment for residents to develop an understanding of the pathophysiology of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders and competence in the clinical diagnosis and management of these disorders. The program emphasizes the fundamentals of clinical diagnosis, with special emphasis on history taking and physical examination, and provides sufficient clinical experience with both inpatients and outpatients who have hematologic and oncologic disorders to allow residents to develop skill in diagnosing and managing both common and unusual problems. Click here to download the goals and objectives for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellows.
Eligibility and Application
Applicants will be solicited and accepted in the fall of each year through the ERAS. The program director and the faculty will review applications and those applications deemed superior would be asked to come for an interview between January and April of each year. After interviews are completed the faculty meets to discuss all applicants and the decision is based on the opinion of the faculty. The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellows.
Facilities & Divisions
The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's is a component of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, as designated by the National Institute of Health, is the state's only comprehensive center for pediatric blood and malignant disorders, treating 90 percent of all pediatric cancer and other blood disorders patients diagnosed in Alabama. We are the single largest provider of specialized pediatric services in Alabama for: Cancer/Leukemia Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, pediatric bone marrow transplantation, Sickle Cell Diseases Hemophilia and Other Bleeding Disorders.
In 2010, the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology provided care to:
- 130 children newly diagnosed with cancer
- 300 cancer patients actively being treated
- 1,000 survivors of childhood cancer and their families (i.e., children who were previously treated and/or those whose condition is currently being monitored)
- 13,000+ outpatient clinic visits
- 2000+ patients treated for serious blood disorders including sickle cell disease, hemophilia and bleeding disorders.
The Division of is an active member institution of Children's Oncology Group (COG), an international 200- member collaborative academic research group focused on clinical trials in childhood cancer. Recently, the Division has been awarded membership in the COG Phase I Consortium. This prestigious designation is important as the UAB Division of pediatric Hematology/Oncology is one of only 21 COG Phase I Consortium Sites in the United States and now can provide new and innovative therapies for children with cancer.
More than 1,000 cancer survivors are participants in our Taking on Life after Cancer (TLC) program. This is the only clinic in Alabama dealing with not only the medical and physical treatment, but also the emotional needs of childhood cancer and bone marrow transplant survivors.
During year one the fellow will be assigned to continuity clinic one day each week when they will see all new patients identified on the inpatient service under the supervision of an attending pediatric hematologist/oncologist.
Years Two and Three
- Professional liability insurance
- Group term life insurance
- Long-term disability insurance
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Pagers, lab coats, and laundering
- Photocopying privileges
- Workspace with PC Internet access/Medline database
- Counseling services through the UAB Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
- Health Insurance plans for subspecialty residents, spouses and dependents
- Dental insurance at favorable rates
- Family leave
- Paid vacation
- On-site medical library
- Medical book and conference travel allowance