The Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Curriculum includes the following rotations and is on a four week block schedule.
- 4 weeks of leave (medical and/or personal)
- 4 weeks of Pediatric Hematology Lab/Blood Bank
- 4 weeks of Pathology including flow and cytogenetics
- 4 weeks of radiation oncology/radiology
- 4 weeks of Bone marrow transplant
- 4 weeks of multidisciplinary clinics (bleeding disorders clinic, brain tumor clinic, genetic predisposition clinic, sickle cell satellite clinics, sickle cell adolescent clinic, sickle cell newborn clinic, sickle cell combined pulmonary clinic)
- 4 weeks of palliative care
- 20 weeks of inpatient service
- 4 weeks of research elective
PGY5 and PGY6
Formal call responsibilities are assigned during all rotations. Fellows will take one week of night call from home per calendar month and one weekend call per month. Fellows may be asked to come in while on call for new diagnoses and deaths. Fellow work hours will be fully compliant with ACGME duty hour regulations.
Clinical training program
Our fellows participate in all aspects of clinical care for children and young adults with hematologic and oncologic processes.
Specific clinical rotations include:
- Inpatient hematology oncology consultations in all areas of Children's of Mississippi Hospital.
- Inpatient management of pediatric hematology oncology patients on the wards and in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.
- Outpatient pediatric hematology and oncology clinics including general outpatient and outreach clinics, continuity clinic, and multidisciplinary clinics.
- Procedures including lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy administration, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, skin biopsy, and bone marrow harvest and transplant.
Moonlighting is allowed with the approval of the program director. By ACGME mandate, moonlighting hours must be reported and included in calculations of total work hours; the sum of fellowship program and moonlighting hours must not exceed 80 hours/week. Current fellows have opportunities to moonlight in the pediatric emergency room and the after hours clinic. This availability is based on pediatric emergency department needs.