The BIDMC Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers a range of clinical and research experiences helping fellows to become excellent physician-investigators in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Here is the basic structure of the fellowship's three years:

Year 1

The first year of the fellowship is focused on providing fellows with a solid foundation of clinical knowledge and experience through multiple clinical conferences, formal teaching sessions, and continuity care of a diverse panel of patients.

  • Weekly ambulatory half-day clinical sessions (Monday-Friday, year-long)
    • Organized by disease group
    • Fellows are assigned longitudinally to work with a disease-specific faculty member over the course of the year.
    • Fellows assume primary responsibility of the patients for whom they care, in conjunction with their faculty mentor.
    • Provision of care across the spectrum of cancer and survivorship, including active participation in our clinical trials program.
  • Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Consult Service (4-5 weeks/year)
    • 2nd half of the year.
    • Fellows rotate on the consultative service, providing inpatient consultations for specialty services on the BIDMC East and West Campuses.
    • Provides rich exposure to hematologic/oncologic emergencies and consultative issues.

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Years 2 and 3

Following the comprehensive clinical experiences in the first year of fellowship, trainees spend the majority of the second year and third years of fellowship deepening their understanding of hematologic/oncologic malignancies and pursuing scholarly work in either basic science or clinical research. During the third year of the program, fellows are also supported as they secure positions of their choice beyond graduation.

  • Longitudinal ambulatory clinics (Years 2 and 3)
    • Each Fellow will determine which of their patients they intend to keep, often choosing to focus in a specific disease area(s) and in continued longitudinal mentorship by their faculty mentor(s).
    • A minimum of one half-day session/week is required.
  • Inpatient Hematologic Malignancies/BMT Service (8-9 weeks/year, Year 2)
    • Intensive exposure to diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with hematologic malignancies and complications thereof, including bone marrow transplantation.
    • Fellows are supervised by expert faculty mentors.
  • Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Consult Service (4-5 weeks/year, Year 3)
    • 1st half of the year.
    • Fellows rotate on the consultative service, providing inpatient consultations for specialty services on the BIDMC East and West Campuses.
    • Provides rich exposure to hematologic/oncologic emergencies and consultative issues.
  • Independent Investigation and Learning (Years 2 and 3)
    • Each Fellow is encouraged to identify an investigational/training pathway of their choosing, i.e.: clinical investigation, laboratory investigation, outcomes, safety/quality, education/curriculum development.
    • Identification of expert faculty mentors to provide longitudinal guidance and mentorship.
    • Support for developing research projects, local/ (inter)national presentations, grant and manuscript writing.

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Contact Information
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Yinka Kofoworola
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
E/Rabb 430
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-2131
ykofowor@bidmc.harvard.edu
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