Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Mission

The mission of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Program at the NYU School of Medicine is to train academic physicians who are thoroughly experienced in general hematology and medical oncology with concentrated clinical and research expertise.

Overview

We achieve our mission through a combination of inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences at our three institutions: Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, and the Manhattan Veterans Hospital. Fellows participate in outpatient clinics at Bellevue and the VA where they function as the primary hematologist and oncologist for a diverse patient population. Fellows are trained in subspecialty disease areas through our Faculty Group Practice in the Clinical Cancer Center. The academic portion of our program includes a series of didactics, journal clubs, research conferences, and focused, mentored research.

The Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology is a major component of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center.  The Perlmutter Cancer Center, a NCI Designated Cancer Center, has a broad range of research and clinical programs, including but not limited to cancer stem cell biology, immunology, epidemiology and cancer control, and environmental and molecular carcinogenesis.  Our fellows benefit from the role the Perlmutter Cancer Center plays in the administration, basic, clinical and translational research and patient care of our division.  We are one of 12 divisions of the Department of Medicine, and function within a large medical center with numerous clinical and research opportunities.

We value:

  • A strong foundation in hematology and oncology medicine;
  • Serving in an array of healthcare settings, including leading public, private university, specialty and federal hospitals;
  • The long held tradition of Bellevue Hospital’s unwavering dedication to caring for the underserved;
  • Camaraderie amongst all house staff, faculty, nurses and ancillary staff

We strive to:

  • Develop leaders in hematology and medical oncology
  • Cultivate a collaborative academic environment that emphasizes clinical skills, scholarly research, and intellectual pursuit
  • Respond to the dynamic healthcare needs of patients and society across all cultural and socioeconomic boundaries
  • Promote mentorship that nurtures both personal and professional growth
  • Strike the ideal individualized balance of clinical autonomy and structured learning for each fellow

Training Timeline

The first year of fellowship is designed to orient the trainee to the diseases and treatments commonly encountered in hematology and medical oncology.  This intense, hands-on training includes outpatient clinics where the fellow serves as the primary hematologist or oncologist for the patient, and benefits from close precepting.  Fellows are expected to learn about each case from all available resources, including literature and faculty experts.  During this time, the fellow also rotates through subspecialty clinics at the Clinical Cancer center to gain focused exposure to specific disease types.

During the second and third years of training, the fellow continues to expand his/her general clinical education through outpatient clinic, inpatient consults and specialty electives. In addition to the clinical responsibilities, fellows begin to focus on a narrow subspecialty, both clinically and in research.

An overview of the fellowship timeline is as follows: