We offer a fully integrated, three-year hematology and medical oncology program. For those pursuing eligibility for dual certification, the first 18 months of the program are dedicated to clinical education. It is during this time that a fellow participates in the evaluation and management of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Fellows participate in a continuity clinic at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in their first year and in a general oncology clinic at our affiliated county hospital in their second year. Other continuity clinics are also required in the second and/or third years to be board eligible in both hematology and medical oncology.
Our program also provides the opportunity for a two-year track leading to board eligibility (American Board of Internal Medicine) in the subspecialties of Medical Oncology or Hematology. The hematology track is designed to incorporate the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of hematologic disorders. At the conclusion of this track, the fellow is expected to be familiar with the natural history of hematologic and hemostatic disorders and hematologic malignancies. The medical oncology track incorporates training in the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of neoplastic disease. Each fellow is expected to be familiar with the natural history of the major and common human malignancies, and knowledgeable about appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
To complete certification requirements, fellows are expected to develop concentrated expertise in one or more areas of clinical, basic, or translational research. Projects are reviewed on a regular basis and formal reports and presentations are required annually. It is anticipated that each fellow will leave this program as a competent, skilled oncologist with the ability to develop as an independent investigator in either a laboratory-based or clinically oriented research program.
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