Hematology / Oncology Fellowship

Program Overview


The UMKC School of Medicine Hematology/Oncology Fellowship is a three-year ACGME-accredited program with one position open each year for subspecialty physicians who seek strong, diverse training in hematology and oncology. Solid tumor oncology, hematologic malignancies, non-malignant hematology and supportive care in oncology are all well represented in the clinical experiences of the fellow. Training leads to ABIM board eligibility in the fields of both hematology and oncology.

Curriculum

The fellows have extensive exposure to a wide array of clinical problems throughout the three years of their training. In addition, they work closely with UMKC residents and medical students and have many opportunities to develop their teaching skills. A variety of weekly didactic conferences are available to further expand the fellow’s knowledge base.

Year 1 – Three months Hematology/Oncology Service at Truman Medical Center, three months Hematology/Oncology Service at Saint Luke’s Hospital, one month each of Radiation Oncology, Hematopathology, Blood Banking, Coagulation, Gynecologic Oncology, Head and Neck Oncology. Fellows also spend two half days a week in Continuity Clinic at Truman Medical Center.

Year 2 – Three months Hematology/Oncology Service at Truman Medical Center, three months Hematology/Oncology Service at Saint Luke’s Hospital, two months Bone Marrow Transplantation, two months Electives, one month Supportive Care in Oncology, and one month of Chemotherapy, Pharmacology, and Administration. Fellows also spend two half days a week in Continuity Clinic at Truman Medical Center and one half day a week for three months in the Hemophilia Clinic.

Year 3 – Three months Hematology/Oncology Service at Truman Medical Center, three months Hematology/Oncology Service at Saint Luke’s Hospital, four months research, two months Bone Marrow Transplantations. Fellows also spend two half days a week in Continuity Clinic at Truman Medical Center and one half day a week for three months in the Hemophilia Clinic.

Faculty

The fellows work closely with nine faculty members in the Section of Hematology/Oncology at Saint Luke’s Hospital and Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. They also have frequent contact with the faculty in Radiation Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and the surgical subspecialties. Research interests include bone marrow transplant and transplant immunology, cancer in underserved populations and access to care, end of life care, and coagulation.