Training Timeline

The first year of fellowship emphasizes a strong foundation in clinical pediatric hematology and oncology (both outpatient and inpatient). You’ll develop expertise in diagnosing and treating disease, essential procedures, and palliative/end-of-life care of ill children.

The second and third years of fellowship focus on research, with limited clinical duties. As a fellow, you have a choice of two research tracks:

  1. The Physician-Scientist track, which provides additional research time at the bench; or
  2. The Clinician-Educator track, which provides additional clinical activities in the second and third years to best meet fellows’ career objectives.

Rotation Schedule

First Year
Clinical Activity
  • Inpatient service: 6 x 4-week blocks, 11 weekends and 2 holidays
  • Outpatient rotations: 5 x 4-week blocks
  • Continuity clinic: ½ day per week
Research Planning: 4 weeks
Vacation: 3 weeks

 

  Second Year Third Year
Clinical Activity
  • Inpatient service: 2 weeks, 11 weekends and 2 holidays
  • Continuity clinic: ½ day per week
Clinical Activity
  • Inpatient service: 6 weeks, 11 weekends and 2 holidays
  • Continuity clinic: ½ day per week
Research: ~11 months Research: ~10 months
Vacation: 3 weeks Vacation: 3 weeks
Clinical Activity
  • Inpatient service: 4 weeks, 11 weekends and 2 holidays
  • Continuity clinic: ½ day per week
Clinical Activity
  • Inpatient service: 8 weeks, 11 weekends and 2 holidays
  • Continuity clinic: ½ day per week
Research: 9 months Research: 9 months
Vacation: 3 weeks Vacation: 3 weeks