The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship enables the fellow to:
- Acquire a fund of knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and treat patients with hematological and oncologic diseases
- Cultivate the personal and professional qualities essential to be a competent physician
- Prepare for an academic career involving teaching and research
The program achieves these goals through a combination of clinical experience, structured educational activities and a mentored research project in the second, third and often fourth years. Similarly, research projects are formally defined and reviewed.
Fellows are expected to know the contents of and use of the following resources:
- Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, DG Poplack and PA Pizzo, eds.
- Hematology of Infancy and Childhood, DG Nathan and FA Oski, eds.
- Content outline of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Sub-board
- Major general and specialized journals: NEJM, Lancet, Nature Medicine, Science, Nature, Blood, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Research
- Internet resources: Pubmed database, PDQ, etc.
- Computer resources including a word processing program, spreadsheet, database program, statistics program and Endnote.
- Core curriculum lectures
- Clinical care guidelines
- Grand Rounds/Management conferences
- Tumor Boards
- Clinic conferences (drug of the week, disease of the week, slide of the week, etc.)
- Regional and national meetings (ASPH/O, ASH, AACR, ASCO, COG): at least one per year
- Journal club
- Children's Hospital Medical Library and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Library