The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is designed to nurture the development of future leaders and to provide superior clinical training in a supportive environment. The hematology and oncology services at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) are fully integrated into one service, with world-class experts in both disciplines available to fellows as instructors, mentors, and future colleagues. There are abundant opportunities for mentorship, additional training throughout Harvard, and collaboration with other services through multidisciplinary conferences. The program's goal is to produce scholars and future leaders in the field who will devote their careers, in different proportions, to clinical care, teaching, and clinical or basic research. The hematology-oncology fellowship provides trainees with the opportunity to develop outstanding depth and expertise in the fields of their choice and is designed to meet the professional and educational goals of all of its fellows.
The number of patients that we see has been growing progressively, and we care for a diverse array of patients with both common and more esoteric clinical disorders. There are currently more than 51,000 patient visits per year to our ambulatory hematology/oncology center. In addition, BIDMC continues to be an exciting hub of research and area of development for new treatment strategies, in fields such as biologic therapies of cancer, hemostasis and thrombosis, and endothelial cell biology. Furthermore, there are also flourishing clinical research activities spanning the breadth of hematology and oncology, emphasizing diagnosis, management, and longitudinal follow-up of patients. Of special note are laboratory-based programs on hematopoiesis, signal transduction, and the biochemistry of coagulation factors as well as translational research programs in prostate cancer, melanoma, renal cancer, adoptive immunotherapy, and hypercoagulable states.
Many of our clinical programs are multidisciplinary, which facilitates active discussion and collaboration between specialties, and function as disease site programs within BIDMC (e.g. breast cancer, cutaneous oncology, thoracic oncology, genitourinary oncology, GI oncology). As our clinical and research programs have grown, so too have our faculty and fellowship ranks. In keeping with these developments, we work together with the fellows to adjust the breadth of rotations in our clinical training program to provide an optimal balance between the invaluable experience of managing many patients with different disorders and allowing time for reflection, reading, and scholarly work.
We believe that BIDMC offers a dynamic and ideal training environment to fellows with a variety of professional goals. It is based in a medical center that is renowned for humane, superlative clinical care, and is combined with teaching and cutting edge research to produce a stimulating introduction to the subspecialties of hematology and oncology, which have so much excitement to offer at the present time. We invite you to learn more about us and to contact us if you wish any additional information about this program.