The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program at Duke University Medical Center is designed to provide a diversified, organized educational environment that will allow the fellow to develop both the clinical and research skills necessary to become an academic pediatric hematologist/oncologist. The program is dedicated to developing individual careers by providing a strong basic foundation in clinical and laboratory research that allows each trainee freedom to choose their career goals.
To prevent distractions and allow fellows to concentrate on acquiring their clinical and research skills, the fellowship is divided into one clinical year and two years dedicated to research. The first year of fellowship is an intensive clinical experience designed to allow the fellow to develop skills in diagnosis and current therapy for pediatric hematologic and oncologic problems. By providing a broad exposure to both common and unusual problems in pediatric hematology, oncology, neuro-oncology, and blood and marrow transplant the fellow will become competent in treating oncologic and hematologic disorders in children. The first year will also expose the fellow to many areas of potential research.
During the second and third year of training, the fellow’s time is committed to learning the principles of research or, if specifically requested, pursuing formal training in clinical research design and implementation.
|Positions offered per year||Up to three|
|Current number of fellows||Six|
|Program duration||Three years|
|Accrediting body||Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education|
|How to apply?||Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS)|
|Program director||Jennifer A. Rothman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Outpatient Manager