During the first year, the five new fellows will rotate on service in 15 3½-week blocks in leukemia / lymphoma / oncology service (three blocks), solid tumor / neuro-oncology service (three blocks), hematology consult / inpatient service (three blocks), bone marrow transplant (three blocks) and outpatient hematology / oncology / immunology rotation (three blocks).
The leukemia / lymphoma and solid tumor / neuro-oncology service fellows will cover their respective service patients and consult patients (including PICU patients). They will perform the procedures on inpatients. The hematology fellow will be the primary service fellow who will cover all hematology inpatients and hematology inpatient consults. The BMT fellow will be the primary service fellow covering all inpatients on the BMT floor and ICU. During the miscellaneous / outpatient / elective rotation, fellows will be exposed to the Hematology / Immunobiology Laboratory, the Hoxworth Blood Center (blood banking), radiation oncology and subspecialty clinics of their choice.
Fellows are entitled to four weeks of vacation during outpatient rotations. During each of the clinical rotations, primary service fellows work closely with the attending on service on the inpatient units. Fellows will never be on call alone, but are the first on call with an attending in their respective service as backup. Calls are beeper calls taken from home.