Application Information

The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program selects the best qualified candidates regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, handicap or age.

Candidate requirements include:

  • A completed application form through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • Letter of recommendation from applicant’s current program director.
  • Recommendation letters from two faculty members.
  • Personal Statement.
  • ECFMG certification, if applicable.
  • Copy of USMLE score.
  • Most current Curriculum Vitae.

Based upon the above criteria, a personal interview may be scheduled. Final selection or ranking of candidates are made by the Hematology/Oncology Selection Committee. Criteria utilized by the committee for selection are academic achievement, clinical competence, moral and ethical qualities, compassion, social responsibility, collegiality, and enthusiasm.

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator (information at right).

Hospital Affiliates

Our fellows gain a wealth of experience at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, while also taking advantage of several other regionally recognized health care facilities in the Kansas City area including Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City.

tmchh08_200wTruman Medical Center Hospital Hill provides hematology/oncology service as both a primary inpatient service and a consultation service. The outpatient hematology/oncology clinic is one of the busiest subspecialty clinics at the hospital, providing care to over 400 new cancer patients per year, as well as to many patients with non-malignant hematologic diseases. TMC has a federally funded regional hemophilia center and a state-funded sickle cell anemia center.

StLukes-New_6693_200wSaint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City offers hematology/oncology inpatient service as both a primary inpatient service and a consultation service. Saint Luke’s Hospital acts as a regional referral center for allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplants and acute leukemia care.

cmh08_200wChildren’s Mercy Kansas City offers a hematology/oncology inpatient unit that consists of 25 private rooms with five in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit. Children’s Mercy Hospital is the only Level I pediatric trauma center in the region.

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.

Hematology / Oncology Fellowship

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Thank you for your interest in the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. This web site will provide you with general information about our fellowship as you search for the program that best fits your needs.

Our training program has a great deal to offer the physician interested in a strong and diverse clinical training experience in the fields of hematology and oncology. Our emphasis has always been on training subspecialist physicians capable of providing high quality care to any patient with cancer or non-malignant conditions of the blood. Our three-year, combined certification program provides training leading to ABIM board eligibility in both hematology and oncology.

The hematology/oncology fellowship program at the UMKC School of Medicine is based at two of the University’s primary teaching hospitals: Truman Medical Center, the city hospital for Kansas City, Missouri, dedicated to providing high quality health care to all residents of the city and county, regardless of their financial circumstances, and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, a large, private hospital with a focus on tertiary, subspecialty care.

If your primary interest is in developing your clinical skills as a consulting physician in hematology/oncology, I hope you will seriously consider our training program.

 

Jill Moormeier, M.D.
Program Director
Section Chief, Hematology/Oncology
UMKC School of Medicine