Clinical training in hematology/medical oncology
During the first year of training, fellows divide their time between the Longwood and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) campuses. The combined institutions have more than 1,400 beds, more than 100 of which are assigned to medical oncology and hematology, and nearly 40 of which are dedicated to bone marrow transplantation.
At each campus, ambulatory hematology and oncology experiences are organized around disease-specific programs.
Fellows working in inpatient services provide care and consultative services in hematology and medical oncology to a varied population of patients, including bone marrow transplant patients.
During the clinical year, fellows acquire a panel of patients for whom they provide longitudinal, primary care in oncology and hematology under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Trainees also attend a wide variety of teaching conferences, including an orientation lecture series, weekly hematology/medical oncology grand rounds, and weekly new patient conferences at both the Longwood Avenue and MGH campuses. In addition, there are weekly disease-oriented teaching sessions sponsored by the relevant programs.