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

Each year, up to six new trainees are accepted into the program. 

Years One and Two

Years one and two focus on clinical training, with alternating 6-month rotations at Fox Chase and Temple University Hospital. During the 12 months spent at Temple University, fellows are exposed to all aspects of benign and malignant hematology, including a rotation through the bone marrow transplant service, learning from full-time faculty dedicated to the transplant program.

YEAR 1
3 Fellows Starting at Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fox Chase: 6 months: 4 continuity clinics (Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, GI Cancers and Other) Temple: 2 months Hematology Consult, 1 months BMT, 1 month Oncology Consult, 2 months elective 2nd Year Starts at Fox Chase
3 Fellows Starting at Temple University Hospital (TUH)
Temple: 2 months Hematology Consult, 1 months BMT, 1 month Oncology Consult, 2 months elective Fox Chase: 6 months: 4 continuity clinics (Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, GI Cancers and Other) 2nd Year Starts at TUH

The 12 months total spent at Fox Chase Cancer Center focus exclusively on outpatient care. Fellows manage disease-specific clinics with faculty oversight. Program individualization begins in year two with focus on one of three primary training tracks (academic clinician; clinical investigator and translational researcher).

YEAR 2
3 Fellows Starting at Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fox Chase: 6 months: 2 continuity clinics (Oncology and Malignant Hematology), Research Temple: 2 months Hematology Consult, 1 months BMT, 1 month Oncology Consult, 2 months Research 3rd Year
Academic / Clinical
3 Fellows Starting at Temple University Hospital (TUH)
Temple: 2 months Hematology Consult, 1 months BMT, 1 month Oncology Consult, 2 months Research Fox Chase: 6 months: 2 continuity clinics (Oncology and Malignant Hematology), Research 3rd Year
Academic / Clinical

 

Year Three

The focus of the third year of the fellowship training is flexible to match the overall career goals of the trainee. Options include:

  • Clinical Investigator Track
  • Academic Clinician Track
  • Translational Laboratory Research Track

For fellows dedicated to a clinical investigator research career, fellows will typically have about 75 percent of their time protected for this endeavor while having 1-2 continuity clinics. Fellows interested in translational laboratory research will have one continuity clinic, with the remainder of time protected for laboratory research. For those fellows interested in a clinical career, the year will primarily consist of additional outpatient clinical experience. This flexibility enables fellows to make the most of this year of training to set the foundation for the beginning of their independent careers.

Year three is usually all at Fox Chase, with schedule defined by second-year productivity and career goals.

A training grant application (or “T32”) has been continuously funded at Fox Chase by the NCI for 40 years. This grant supports 10 Fox Chase postdoctoral fellows. Fellows with clinical or laboratory research may apply for this grant support for their third year, or to support a fourth year of training.

 

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