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Structured mentoring of fellows by research mentors and by Pediatric Hematology/Oncology staff enhances the training experience while monitoring career progress.

Our Fellow’s Weekly Department of Pediatrics Core Curriculum Seminar Series provides fellows with opportunities to:

  • Enhance professional development
  • Improve teaching skills
  • Develop written and oral presentation skills
  • Present their own research
  • Explore research options
  • Interact with faculty and other fellows
  • Learn about responsible conduct of research
  • Accelerate career development

Weekly Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Conference Series provides fellows with opportunities to:

  • Keep up-to-date on latest clinical standards-of-care
  • Learn to read and critique clinical and translational research papers
  • Understand interdisciplinary practice
  • Participate in Quality Improvement projects
  • Participate in didactic lectures based on The American Board of Pediatrics board specifications.

Tumor Board

  • Diagnose and stage new oncology patients
  • Learn to enroll patients in clinical trials
  • Learn to work in a multidisciplinary team by presenting cases.
  • Treat recurrent disease
  • Develop palliative care plans

Blood Club

  • Present new patients
  • Discuss latest research on bleeding and clotting disorders
  • Review testing procedures and interpretation
  • Meet with visiting professors
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team

Case Presentations and Morbidity/Mortality Conferences

  • Present a case with in depth discussion of diagnosis, genetics, and evidence based treatment options
  • Learn how to improve patient care
  • Identify areas of strength and weakness in patient care
  • Improve multidisciplinary coordination of care