The University of Florida Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program provides a comprehensive clinical and research experience that is tailored to the fellow’s career goals and interests. Through research focus selection, fellows in the second and third year follow an individualized learning plan that is consistent with their career goals.
The first year of fellowship provides a foundation of clinical experiences, primarily focused in the inpatient setting. This builds a fund of knowledge about the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of hematologic and oncologic disorders. Outpatient clinic experiences include benign hematology, malignant hematology, and a weekly continuity clinic at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Hospital. All first year fellows, with the assistance of a mentor, select one of three areas of research focus to pursue the remainder of fellowship: Clinical Investigator, Medical Education or Quality Improvement & Patient Safety.
The second and third year of fellowship offer more flexibility in rotation and clinic assignment so as to maximize exposure to areas of interest and needs based on research focus selection and career goals. In addition to core clinical rotations, fellows have the opportunity to tailor clinical elective time to gain additional experience in areas of interest. Fellows on the Clinical Investigator focus will have additional dedicated research time allotted based on complexity of their projects as determined by our Fellowship Research Committee. All fellows continue to see their own patient panel in their weekly VA continuity clinic.
Additional educational activities include a wide variety of weekly conferences including tumor boards, didactic conferences, UF Cancer Center Grand rounds and case-based clinic conference.
Shelby Thompson, Shelby.Thompson@medicine.ufl.edu – Fellowship Program Coordinator