The postgraduate training program in Hematology and Medical Oncology usually begins after three years of an approved internal medicine residency. Ours is a three-year program designed to provide an intense educational experience in the clinical practice of blood and cancer medicine as well as exposure to and involvement in clinical and laboratory-based research. Fellows will be eligible for sub-specialty boards in Hematology and Medical Oncology after successful completion of three years of training.
During the first year, fellows will spend time in outpatient continuity and non continuity clinics with a diverse panel of patients. Time will also be spent managing inpatients on the Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care and Bone Marrow Transplant services as well as the Hematology and Oncology consult services. On these consult services, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the diagnosis, workup and treatment of hematologic and oncologic illness from "the ground up." These clinical scenarios will provide exposure to a richly diverse spectrum of hematologic and neoplastic diseases. Elective clinical rotations are also offered that include radiotherapy, surgical pathology, pediatric oncology and gynecologic oncology.
In the second and third years, the program for each trainee will be individualized to meet their personal career goals. Large blocks of elective time will be structured to assist the felllow in the development of a clinical or basic research project, as well as honing individual clinical career interests that align with their ultimate career goals.
As a Division, we strongly support and encourage research endeavors during the fellowship. The basic and clinical research in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and associated programs within the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center provides diverse opportunities for experience with investigational treatment protocol development, translational and basic research. Most fellows will be eligible for the National Institute of Health T32 training grant support for a two year period. Fellows may elect a basic science focus and choose to enter a laboratory with a senior investigator/mentor or they may focus on a clinical research track that would include participation in the Masters of Population Health program at UW. In addition, there are novel educational programs including a Masters of Clinical Investigation offered through the UW Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR). Opportunities are available for additional and more specialized clinical experiences, clinical protocol research and basic laboratory research. Additional years of training may be needed for research careers.
Our program will accept applications only through ERAS and offer positions only through the Match. The University of Wisconsin will only sponsor J1 visas. Please submit 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, CV, USMLE scores and ECFMG if applicable. Once your completed application has been reviewed, we will contact you regarding its status and the possibility of a visit to our institution for interviews with the program's faculty. We strongly encourage applications from all minorities.
For more information contact:
Thomas McFarland, M.D., Fellowship Director
Department of Medicine
UW Hospitals and Clinics
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Deana Grade, Program Coordinator