Mission, Aims, Goals and Objectives

Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship


Our mission is to train outstanding specialists in the fields of hematology and oncology who, at the end of the three-year fellowship, demonstrate clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of hematologic and oncologic diseases through supervised care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Fellows will be ready to practice hematology and oncology in both academic and private settings.

Program Aims

  • To provide a quality experience in the broad discipline of hematology oncology so that each fellow will be prepared for either private or an academic career in hematology oncology and to provide the best care for patients
  • Train fellows to become productive in the area of clinical research and publications
  • Train fellows to be champions of patient safety and quality improvement
  • Prepare fellows to be excellent teachers for patients and staff


  • Develop a logical, concise, thorough, yet cost-effective, approach to the care patients with hematologic oncologic disorders
  • Learn the necessary skills to provide comprehensive, high quality care for patients
  • Become proficient in the technical skills necessary to care for the acutely ill hospitalized patient and the chronically ill outpatients
  • Learn to become a member and leader of the health care team
  • Learn to deliver cost effective medicine
  • Develop sound clinical judgment necessary to prioritize patient problems and develop an appropriate treatment plan
  • Develop an understanding of one's limitations in the care of one's patient and call upon consultants for assistance in patient care when necessary
  • Provide compassionate care


Through the fellowship, fellows will obtain competence in the following areas to the level expected of a hematology oncology specialist:

  • Patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Medical knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care
  • Practice-based learning and improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence and improvements in patient care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families and other health professionals
  • Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
  • Systems-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value specific procedural skills to be acquired

The program will provide the opportunity to gain competence or proficiency in the performance and interpretation of the following:

  • Serial measurement of palpable tumor masses
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy and their interpretation
  • Serial measurement of tumor masses by palpation or radiologic means
  • Assessment of tumor imaging by computed tomography, magnetic resonance and nuclear medicine imaging
  • Use of biologic and chemotherapeutic agents through all therapeutic routes
  • Correlation of clinical information with the finding of histology and immunodiagnostic techniques