Hematology & Oncology Fellowship

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE

The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in affiliation with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), trains physicians in advanced skills in pediatric hematology and oncology. Nemours is a leader in diagnosing and treating children with cancer and blood disorders.

Our 3-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), provides comprehensive training in all areas of the field. You’ll receive broad clinical and research experience in a variety of settings, under the supervision of some of the most accomplished and respected pediatric specialists in the region.

Our Fellowship Program

Based at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, a leader in pediatric cancer treatment and research, our Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program provides in-depth, intensive clinical experience as well as a thorough grounding in research design, preparation, and presentation.

Clinical Training Details

For your clinical training, you’ll be working in both inpatient and outpatient settings and will cover a wide range of conditions and topics, including:

  • Hematologic disease including sickle cell anemia and its variants, thalassemias, nutritional anemias, bleeding disorders, hypercoagulable disorders, WBC and platelet disorders, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and others
  • Oncologic diseases such as solid tumors, including sarcomas, neuroblastoma, leukemias, lymphomas, and brain tumors
  • Bone marrow transplant including patients treated with allogeneic and autologous transplants for hematologic, immunologic, and oncologic diagnoses
  • Late effects of cancer therapy

We see patients in both our busy outpatient clinic (five days per week) and our two dedicated inpatient units (including a HEPA-filtered transplant unit).

Research Opportunities

Nemours is a leader in hematology/oncology research. Our Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research (NCCCR) coordinates research activities for fellowship trainees. Our Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD) uses state-of-the-art technology and resources to perform bone marrow, stem cell, and other transplant procedures on children. You’ll be able to explore numerous opportunities on our campus and at our associated sites, including the University of Delaware and Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).

As an integral part of your training, you’ll have broad medical research exposure that increases over the program’s 3-year term. While your first year focuses primarily on clinical work, you’ll also have an intensive orientation course that covers research methods, teaching techniques, outcomes research, evidence-based medicine, human subjects training, and other topics. You’ll be encouraged to start thinking about and arranging research projects early, as this will be your focus during the second and third years.

As you shift more toward research activities, you’ll continue to follow your primary patients on regular outpatient clinic days. Nemours provides advanced research facilities and resources on campus, along with encouragement and guidance from professionals.

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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is like no other in the region — designed by families, for families.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The duPont Hospital for Children is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

As a program participant, you’ll have access to advanced computer systems for patient care activities, electronic mail, word processing, internet access and library research functions. Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • free parking
  • park-like setting
  • gym/fitness center
  • on-site child care center for children of staff
  • massage therapy

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Contact Us

Julia Rowan

Program Coordinator
(302) 290-5252

Andrew W. Walter, MS, MD

Program Director
(302) 651-5500

Apply for This Fellowship

Application Requirements
  • Nemours fellowship application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • personal statement
  • medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores (all three levels)
  • three references