Didactic and other Educational Opportunities

There are a broad range of conferences and other educational opportunities for our fellows. First-year fellows on busy clinical services attend several conferences each week. Hematology Grand Rounds and POEM are required in addition to the clinical meeting of their current inpatient service. First-year fellows also attend Hematology School over the summer, Palliative Care Bootcamp in the fall and VitalTalk Communication Training Workshop in the early winter. On lighter rotations, they are encouraged to attend any other conferences of interest to them.

For upper-level fellows, they have the required conferences as described for the first-year fellows and can attend monthly Marrow Transplant/Cellular Therapy didactics or any of the specialized hematology clinical conferences/journal clubs. They also have a yearly VitalTalk Communication Workshop to practice advanced skills and a monthly workshop in a variety of content areas including Comprehensive Vascular Anomalies, Gene Therapy for Hematologic Disorders, Relapsed Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Failure. Finally, there is a monthly professional development series with topics including bedside teaching, teaching around consults, giving feedback, faculty panels on career trajectory and work-life integration, quality improvement and financial planning.

Next Steps
Alexandra Welch, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Coordinator