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Curriculum & Rotations

The first year of the program is designed to introduce the fellow to the management of medical oncology and hematology patients, the development of procedural skills, and the initiation of a research project.

The second and third years of the program continue these goals and adds elective rotations to give the fellow further in-depth knowledge of specific areas necessary to the development of competency as a sub-specialist in hematology and medical oncology. Dedicated and protected research months are added for the fellow to pursue and complete his or her research projects.

The fellowship training program is divided into monthly rotations spend at Cabell Huntington Hospital, the principal teaching hospital and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, both located in Huntington, WV.

•The goals and objectives of the hematology-medical oncology fellowship are achieved through the following methods:

  • Didactic lectures provided by the faculty on various topics in Hematology and Medical  Oncology based on the ACGME/ASCO and ASH curriculum.
  • Self-study: Fellows are expected to review the natural history and standard treatments for the patients under their care in reference textbooks and journals, national guidelines, and other recommended educational resources.
  • Rotations in various inpatient and outpatient hematology and oncology services.
  • Bone marrow transplant rotation at an NCI designated facility.
  • Attendance at scheduled weekly and monthly conferences and tumor boards

    Weekly
    Monday: Continuity Clinic
    Tuesday: Case Conference
    Wednesday: Multi-Disciplinary Lung Conf.
    Thursday: General Tumor Board; Breast tumor board
    Friday: Core Lecture Series

    Monthly or Bi-Monthly
    Journal Club
    Oncology Grand Rounds
    Research Conference
    Sarcoma Conference 
    GU Conference
    GI Conference
    Hematology conference

  • Weekly continuity clinics at Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Attendance at local and national oncology related meetings.
  • Presentation at tumor boards and local and national meetings.
  • Initiation and completion of a research project under the supervision of one of the clinical faculty.