The fellowship program is a three-year combined program. There are two positions available for each year for a total of six fellows for the entire program.
The primary teaching institution for the subspecialty program is Rush University Medical Center, a 1,000-bed tertiary care teaching hospital where the subspecialty fellows participate in rotations on the hematology service, the bone marrow transplant unit and preceptorships with individual medical oncology faculty members.
Fellows take required rotations in blood banking, coagulation, hematopathology and chemotherapy/venous access devices. In addition, they may take electives in other programs including radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, pathology and psychosocial oncology.
There are several major basic science research efforts being carried out within the program. Many of these research efforts are funded through competitive grants. All fellows participate in research.
These are several weekly conferences at which fellows present and/or discuss patients currently being followed. There are two teaching conferences that are intended to provide a structured core curriculum. Other weekly conferences include the Tumor Board, Rush Cancer Institute Lecture Series and Lymphoma Conference.
For information please contact Lakshmi Venugopal, administrative manager and education coordinator, at (312) 563-4502.