Hematology-oncology trainees spend at least 18 months of the 3-year training program as clinical fellows. During this period they gain extensive experience in the areas of solid tumor oncology, hematologic malignancy, classical hematology, hemostasis/thrombosis, and bone marrow transplantation. Clinical training is at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Iowa City Veterans Administration Hospital.
Each fellow participates in weekly clinics throughout the fellowship. Continuity of Care clinics run continuously throughout the fellowship as 6-month block assignments. Elective clinical rotations are available during years 2 and 3 include radiation oncology, palliative care, and pediatric oncology, for example.
Trainees attend a wide variety of teaching conferences:
- Core conference series (twice weekly)
- Weekly journal club
- Cancer Center Grand Rounds
- Blood club (a weekly case conference in collaboration with hematopathology and pediatric hematology)
In addition, fellows may participate in one of twelve different multiple multidisciplinary tumor boards which meet each week.