Typical 3-year Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training:
We have two inpatient services, one devoted to general pediatric hematology/oncology and a second one for bone marrow transplantation and consults. First year fellows have 36-40 weeks of inpatient training; second year fellows have 8-12 weeks, and third year fellows have 6-8 weeks of inpatient service.
We have a busy outpatient clinic including new and returning patients with hemoglobinopathies, thromboses, hemophilia, immunodeficiencies, leukemias, solid tumors and brain tumors. We have a long term follow up clinic for cancer survivors and several multi-disciplinary clinics. First year fellows have 2-3 weeks of outpatient training after which they will continue to have a weekly clinic with an assigned attending physician. This weekly clinic continues during all three years of fellowship.
We have ample opportunities for electives in Cytogenetics, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hematopathology, Palliative Care, Radiation Oncology, Research, Surgical Pathology, and Transfusion Medicine. Elective time in additional fields related to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology can be scheduled in consultation with the fellowship director.
Each first year fellow works with their Scholarly Oversight Committee to choose a scholarly project that will be the focus of their second and third year training. Iowa is a renowned medical research university with outstanding clinical, translational, and basic science research. Fellows form a research mentoring team who will help them design and complete a scholarly project to complete requirements for American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty eligibility.
Each fellow is allowed three weeks of vacation per year.