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Hematology / Oncology Fellowship Program

The University of Wisconsin Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers trainees access to the only NIH NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state, with a history of excellence in research and clinical training. We capitalize on the outstanding resources unique to the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) with at track record of excellence in all aspects of cancer research: basic science, translational, clinical and population-based research. As a fellow, you will:

  • Work closely with nationally-recognized UWCCC physicians who see 30,000 patients per year at the highest-ranked hospital in the state.
  • Staff your own panel with members of the teaching faculty at the adjacent William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.
  • Graduate ready to compete for jobs in academic or private practice in the subspecialties of hematology and oncology. Read more

Hematology and Medical Oncology Training Opportunities

hematology/oncology training opportunitiesWith a teaching faculty to trainee ratio of 4:1, fellows are fully integrated into the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, with access to world-class clinicians and researchers. In the past three years, our program has collaborated with the medicine residency program to successfully recruit future clinician scientists through the Internal Medicine Pathway for Academic Career Training (IMPACT Program). Currently we have three trainees in that program, with two more entering in 2018-19. Joining IMPACT gives you a tremendous opportunity to jumpstart your research careers during your fellowship training. Talented mentors and protected research time in the IMPACT program ignites interest in scholarly work, and we have already seen that our fellows’ research success is inspiring to the rest of the team. Both the UWCCC and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program leadership are committed to the research success of our fellows. We are in the process of formalizing a research curriculum for our IMPACT candidates.

Quality Improvement (QI) Opportunities

Opportunities for practice improvement in a our health care delivery system are clear. We are applying QI Principles to our UW Health and Veterans Association (VA) practices. Our emphasis thus far has been on making sure the chemotherapy ordering process is as secure as possible within the inpatient and outpatient realms. We have successfully piloted and presented data regarding reflex testing for HBV with rituximab, bone mineral density testing for patients with breast cancer, and are developing a QI curriculum surrounding the ordering and follow-up of patients receiving oral chemotherapy/targeted therapies. 

Accreditation and Certification

The UW Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. This fellowship fulfills the requirements for Hematology/Medical Oncology training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Fellows are eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in Hematology and Medical Oncology upon completion of their fellowship. 

Program History

Since its inception, the hematology and oncology fellowship program at the University of Wisconsin has produced leaders in the fields of hematology and oncology. Our graduates include pioneers in research and thought leaders in gastrointestinal cancers, breast cancer, and thoracic malignancies. Our bone marrow transplant program is one of the first and most successful in the country. Since its inception through 2017, the UW Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program has trained 145 fellows.

Highlights & Outcomes

Learning outcomes: Graduates of this program will demonstrate competence in diagnosis and treatment of malignant disorders and benign hematologic conditions. In addition to this clinical excellence, trainees will have the opportunity to perform clinical and basic science research in a variety of different disease groups. Our fellows have ample elective time for research or tailoring their curriculum to their needs.