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Typical 3-year Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training:

Inpatient Training

We have two inpatient services, one devoted to oncology/bone marrow transplantation and a second one for hematology. First year fellows have 44 weeks of inpatient training, second year fellows have 7 weeks and third year fellows have 6 weeks of inpatient training.

Outpatient Training

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.  All fellows conduct a weekly half day outpatient continuity clinic with an assigned attending physician throughout 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.