Hematology and Oncology – Education and Training

The division provides education to learners on the inpatient, day hospital, and outpatient clinic areas of pediatric hematology and oncology. Medical students, interns, and residents in Pediatric and Internal Medicine – Pediatrics residency programs as well as adult hematology fellows are provided hands-on experience and lectures during their clinical rotations and electives. We also offer internships to Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner students.

Learners are provided a list of key topics in pediatric hematology and oncology and they are given study material. In course of the rotation, didactic sessions are held on specific topics. During rounds, specific patients and diagnoses are utilized to teach and illustrate specific diagnoses and management approaches.

Furthermore, we offer observerships and extenships to high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students. Third year medical students are given a lecture on pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology during their rotation through pediatrics. We host monthly tumor boards on the first Wednesday of each month. These sessions are interactive and involve reviewing and planning treatments for specific patients while also discussing treatments for specific types of cancer. The hematology boards do the same for specific hematology problems. These two events offer educational opportunities for students, residents and faculty.

Child Life Practicum