Welcome to the pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training program at the Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, part of the Thomas Jefferson University medical system. Our freestanding children’s hospital is located in Wilmington, Delaware.
We offer an intensive, three-year ACGME certified training program distinguished by our outstanding clinical and research opportunities and by our dedicated, personal attention to our fellows. We offer intensive teaching and mentoring to our fellows to ensure their success during and after their fellowship training.
Our clinical staff and patient populations provide a broad exposure to all areas in pediatric hematology/oncology including:
Fellows are expected to provide complete care for many of these patients with these varied diagnoses and continue to follow their primary patients throughout their fellowship training.
Pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training programs are three years in length. The majority of the first year is spent learning clinical medicine, with some time set aside for research and clinical electives. First year clinical rotations include inpatient hematology/oncology service, inpatient blood and bone marrow transplant service, outpatient hematology/oncology clinic, outpatient bone marrow transplant clinic and tissue pathology/blood bank and lab medicine. Electives, research and vacation are also part of the first year schedule. There is no in house call.
Years two and three are dedicated to scholarly work on an original research project. Clinical and lab research projects are coordinated through the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research. Research opportunities are available on campus or at our associated sites including the University of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Weekly conferences cover a wide range of clinical and research topics from tumor boards to journal clubs to specialty conferences such as sickle cell conference. Fellows are expected to attend many of these meetings.
Fellows will observe or care for patients in a variety of clinical experiences, including:
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 pediatric bone marrow and stem cell transplants. 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.
Original, scholarly research is a required element of fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology. We have many productive research labs that welcome fellows and are able to train them in lab science and mentor them to master the process of doing original, bench research. We have academic affiliations with Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as well as the University of Delaware that expand our research opportunities. Clinical research opportunities are available as well including epidemiological studies, quality improvement and safety projects. Some qualified fellows in our pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training program may be able to satisfy program requirements for scholarly work by pursuing additional studies culminating in a graduate degree.
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.
The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.
Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:
Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.
If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours Children's offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research.
Deadline: September 1, 2021
Training Begins: July 1, 2022
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