Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program


Training Program in Hematology and Oncology in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Program Goals and Objectives: The major goal of our program is to educate and train hematology and oncology thought leaders for the XXI Century.

The Hematology & Oncology Fellowship program has high expectations for self-directed learning as well as excellence in patient care, and seeks to train physician specialists who are prepared to expertly treat disease using an evidence-based approach and patient-centered care, and who appreciate the social and behavioral context of illness. We emphasize opportunities for clinical, basic and translational research for all of our fellows. Our curriculum and clinical teaching and training interweave themes of basic science, medical knowledge, research and scholarship, clinical mastery, leadership and professionalism.

Program Description: The Hematology & Oncology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program. Two- or three-year training programs in hematology and/or medical oncology are available, resulting in trainee eligibility for the Hematology and/or Medical Oncology ABIM board examinations. The first year is focused on clinical training in both medical oncology and hematology. In the second and third years, trainees then focus on specific disease areas. Research and academic career development are emphasized. We expect that all fellows will have at least one first author publication or presentation at a major meeting by the time of graduation, based on their scholarly activity.

As per ACGME, single board certification requires 12 months of clinical training in a 24 month period; dual board certification requires 18 months clinical training in 36 months. Throughout the program, an outpatient Continuity Clinic is maintained half day per week. Additional clinics are based upon rotations through disease-focused clinics in each of the major disease areas, and each trainee’s clinical and subspecialty research interests.

The Fellowship program is an integrated program between three hospitals staffed by Case Western Reserve University full-time academic faculty, and the NCI Designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:

  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Seidman Cancer Center
  • The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • MetroHealth Medical Center
  • Case Western Reserve University Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clinical outpatient rotations occur at each institution. Inpatient rotations include hematology and oncology consultation, hematology and oncology inpatient service management as well as a stem cell transplant and malignant hematology service.