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The Department of Hematology/Oncology offers a three-year fellowship in Hematology/Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine for internists who have completed an approved U.S. residency program. The fellowship combines the resources of Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital.

Each year, one fellow is accepted into the combined program.

Years One and Two

Years one and two focus on clinical training, with alternating six-month rotations at Fox Chase and Temple University Hospital. During the 12 months spent at Temple University, fellows are exposed to all aspects of non-malignant and malignant hematology, including a rotation through the bone marrow transplant service, learning from full-time faculty dedicated to the transplant program. During the six-month rotation at Temple University in the second year, the fellow will spend eight weeks on the inpatient palliative medicine consult service at Temple University Hospital.

YEAR 1
Fox Chase: 6 months: 3 Heme/Onc continuity clinics (Lung, GI, HNC, Breast, GU, Malignant Heme, and Sarcoma, Gyn, or Melanoma) and one PallCare continuity clinic) Temple: 2 months Hematology Consult, 1 month Oncology Consult, 1 month BMT, 2 months elective 2nd Year Starts at Fox Chase
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Temple: 2 months Hematology Consult, 1 month Oncology Consult, one month BMT, 2 months elective Fox Chase: 6 months: 3 Heme/Onc continuity clinics (Lung, GI, HNC, Breast, GU, Malignant Heme, and Sarcoma, Gyn, or Melanoma) and 1 PallCare continuity clinic 2nd Year Starts at TUH

The 12 months total spent at Fox Chase Cancer Center focus exclusively on outpatient care including a palliative medicine continuity clinic.

YEAR 2
Fox Chase: 6 months: 2 continuity clinics (1 Heme/Onc and 1 PallCare), Research/QI Temple: 2 months Hematology Consult, 2 months Inpatient Palliative Care, 2 months research 3rd Year Academic/Clinical
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Temple: 2 months Hematology Consult, 2 months Inpatient Palliative Care, 2 months research Fox Chase: 6 months: 2 continuity clinics (1 Heme/Onc and 1 PallCare), Research/QI 3rd Year Academic/Clinical

 

Year Three

The third year will include additional core rotations for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship and additional time for Quality Improvement and Clinical Research projects.

YEAR 3
Fox Chase: 6 months: 1 month Inpatient Palliative Care, 1 month Hospice, 2 weeks Interventional Pain, 3.5 months Research/QI/Elective, 1 longitudinal Heme/Onc clinic, 1 longitudinal PallCare clinic Fox Chase: 6 months: 1.5 months Hospice, 1 month Long-Term Care, 2 months Research/QI/elective, 1 month Inpatient Palliative Care, 1 longitudinal Heme/Onc clinic, 1 longitudinal PallCare clinic

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