Hematology | Medical Oncology

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The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program's two primary goals are: to train fellows who have a strong desire and aptitude for an academic career involving basic science or clinical/translational research, teaching and patient care; and to train outstanding Hematologists and Medical Oncologists, who will contribute to future knowledge about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers and blood diseases.

For those trainees who have an interest in an academic career, the training program will provide comprehensive training in a broad spectrum of areas of basic laboratory and clinical research designed to provide the fellows with an opportunity for a successful career as a medical educator and researcher.

We currently have 47 full-time Hematology and/or Medical Oncology M.D. faculty members, plus 14 Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation faculty and 5 Pathologists who are active in training Hem/Onc fellows. Most of them have specific sub-subspecialty expertise in one specific type of cancer or in a closely related group of hematologic or oncologic diseases, and about 20% of them also have strong basic research laboratory programs. Moffitt Cancer Center has nearly 100 Ph.D. faculty doing basic science and cancer control research. These faculty members provide a very wide range of expertise for mentoring and training fellows in all aspects of hematology and cancer patient care, cancer research, and many areas of hematology research.

It is the philosophy of this training program that medical oncology and hematology subspecialty practitioners and consultants must have a strong background in the scientific basis of the subspecialty. Thus, all trainees must have substantive exposure to the methods and conduct of clinical and/or basic research. Fellows are educated and counseled in a manner designed to promote a continuing, life-long commitment to reinforcing and updating their knowledge of basic pathophysiology and recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances. Fellows also must participate in fostering advances in knowledge about diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neoplastic and hematologic disorders by conducting and supporting clinical investigation.

This training program will provide extensive supervised clinical training in the practice of the subspecialties of Medical Oncology and Hematology. The fellowship is designed to complement and supplement prior training in Internal Medicine and to provide in-depth basic and clinical knowledge and the highest level of professional competency in direct patient care and consultation in Medical Oncology and/or Hematology.

Fellows will receive training to permit them to master the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies determined by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to be essential for subspecialist physicians in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

The training program and its Director are committed to remaining flexible to fit the educational and training opportunities to the needs of the trainees, as a group and individually.

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