University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Overview

The University of Wisconsin Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers trainees access to an NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center, with a history of excellence in research and clinical training. We capitalize on the outstanding resources unique to the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), which is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Wisconsin. This designation marks a track record of excellence in all aspects of cancer research: basic science, translational, clinical and population-based research. Our fellowship program prepares qualified internal medicine graduates for the practice of the subspecialties of hematology and oncology. Highlights of the program include:

  • didactics in the pathophysiology and current standard of care for diagnoses of cancer and blood disorders.
  • encouragement of self-reflection, with structured time dedicated to improving the program, improving the practice, and ensuring that future hematologists-oncologists can cope with the challenges of caring for patients with life-threatening illnesses. 
  • mentored opportunities to educate others at all levels, from medical student to CME-level teaching. 

The UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) receives  more than $100 million/year in cancer-related research funding. The division has a funded NIH training grant (T32), and access to other intramural/extramural funding for scholarly activities. Recent graduates have successfully embarked on research-based careers at cancer centers around the country.

Trainees work closely with nationally-recognized UWCCC physicians who see 30,000 patients/year, and 5,000 new patients/year at the highest-ranked hospital in the state. Fellows also have a robust clinical experience at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran's Hospital, with each fellow staffing their own panel with members of the teaching faculty. Our fellows have clinical rotations at University Hospital and the VA hospital (which are adjacent to each other), with elective opportunities in all aspects of cancer care. 

Our graduates complete the program ready to compete for jobs in academic or private practice.