The Duke Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program trains fellows to provide outstanding clinical training in all areas of hematology and medical oncology. Conferences make up a core part of fellows’ training.
Throughout their training, fellows provide patient care in a longitudinal clinic at the Durham VA hematology-oncology clinic. Fellows spend their first year undergoing intensive clinical training, participating on nine rotations.
During their second year, fellows continue learning the scientific basis of hematology, hematopoiesis, and cancer pathogenesis, diagnosis and management; they also begin a research project they will finish their third year.
In their third year, fellows continue developing their professional ability to practice hematology and medical oncology independently and competently, spending at least 25 percent of their time in clinical training.
“The fellowship clinical training is broad in exposure and gives fellows a lot of autonomy with adequate supervision, which is key to learning how to be a hematologist-oncologist. The research experience avails itself of Duke's world-class medical center and university, which means fellows can research anything from clinical trials, to basic science at the bench, to cost-effectiveness through the business school. Lastly the people are terrific. The attendings are fantastic, my teachers, research mentors and my ‘fellow fellows’ were really personable and brilliant clinicians, and the fellowship administration and staff are incredibly supportive.”
– Sascha Tuchman, Medical Instructor at Duke University Medical Center, 2010 Hematology-Oncology Fellow