Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to afford to live in New York City on a fellow's salary?

Fellows earn a respectable living wage.  While there is no subsidized housing at the Medical Center, some fellows elect to live on the NYU Medical Center grounds. Other fellows choose to live in one of the many reasonably priced residential neighborhoods within an easy commute of the Medical Center.

Will the program prepare me for a career in either clinical practice or research?

The vast majority of our fellows finish the program and enter a career in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. A review of our recent former fellows will show that our fellows are well prepared for both research and clinical practice.

How does the Program address the stresses inherent in the practice of pediatric hematology oncology?

The Fellows are active members of an interdisciplinary patient management team. This team approach provides ongoing support in dealing with stressful and difficult patient situations. In addition, the fellows meet as a group in closed session with, a member of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology psychosocial team.

How will I learn to do Laboratory Research?

"- one does not need to be terrifically brainy to be a good scientist" - (in "Advice to a young Scientist" by Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine 1960)

Many of our fellows come to the program without prior experience in the research laboratory and some of these have gone on to a career in research. During the first year the fellows learn clinical laboratory medicine, which teaches them many of the basic aspects of laboratory work.

We have been very successful in matching fellows to appropriate mentors. We demand that research mentors have the time, energy and commitment to provide the appropriate support and guidance to our fellows.