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Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

In 2016, our fellows scored in the top three percent on the American Society of Clinical Oncology Medical Oncology In-Training Examination.

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a three-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our program aims to train internists to become skilled in managing patients with hematologic and neoplastic diseases. Our fellows gain experience in providing quality patient care, interpreting critical data and conducting sound clinical studies.

We accept two fellows per year.

Curriculum

As a tertiary referral center located in downtown Dallas, our primary training facility provides fellows experience in a broad range of pathology with a very diverse population base.  Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of malignant disease, including:

  • All types of solid tumors
  • Hematological malignancies
  • Non-malignant hematology disorders

Throughout training, fellows are given graduated amounts of responsibility for both acutely and chronically ill patients as they progress and learn about the natural history of cancer as well as acquire knowledge of the effectiveness of various therapeutic programs.

The training experience emphasizes basic pathophysiological mechanisms and therapy of neoplastic diseases. Fellows learn the appropriate use of laboratory tests, imaging techniques, biopsies and procedures used for the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic and oncologic disorders.

Fellows become familiar with design and interpretation of experimental protocols as well as the requirements of institutional review boards and the experience of obtaining informed consent from research participants. As part of the educational assessment, each fellow takes the American Society of Clinical Oncology Medical Oncology In-Training Examination annually.

Outpatient experience constitutes a major portion of each hematology and oncology service rotation. Approximately 20 percent of inpatients are on the internal medicine teaching service; therefore, fellows see patients as a consultant for the internal medicine housestaff on the clinic service throughout the fellowship.

For patients not on the internal medicine teaching service, fellows work directly under the attending oncologist as the primary physician. After discussion with the attending oncologist, the trainee is responsible for writing orders, performing bone marrow examinations and other procedures, and implementing the ongoing care of outpatients.

Fellows also attend a continuity clinic with an attending one half day per week throughout the three years.

Fellows will be on call Monday through Friday during daytime hours for the attending physician with whom they are rotating. Fellows will take the first call from the hospital. Fellows are not on call after 5 p.m. during the week.

Fellows take call on weekends and holidays throughout the year, in rotating fashion. On weekends, the fellows are expected to answer outpatient phone calls, help with consults and admissions and be available for medical emergencies and procedures.

The regularly held basic science and research conferences, journal club discussions, didactic fellow conferences and case conferences constitute a formal mechanism to provide fellows with fundamental information about the pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, molecular biology and immunology of malignant disease.

 

Participation in disease-oriented conferences (lymphoma, breast or other site-tumor multidisciplinary conferences) also involves discussion of basic pathophysiological mechanisms and new research developments.

Fellows also meet on a monthly basis for microscope review of unknown cases and review of morphology followed by discussion of the condition presented.

Required conferences include:

  • Oncology conferences (rotational)
  • Microscope rounds
  • Case conference
  • Journal club
  • Palliative care
  • Hematopoietic/site tumor conference
  • Fellows conference
  • Oncology grand rounds
  • Internal medicine grand rounds
  • Internal medicine housestaff conferences

Fellows are required to identify a project of interest, secure a faculty advisor, develop an outline and prepare an abstract and/or manuscript which hopefully leads to publication in a peer-reviewed scientific medical journal and/or presentation at a national meeting.

One month during the first and second years of the program is reserved for research. During the third year, each fellow will have up to six months to participate in research.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is July 1.

Visit ERAS to apply


Application Requirements

Candidates must have completed at least three years of an internal medicine residency.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE (or complex) scores
  • ECFMG certification (if applicable)

Interviews

Interviews are generally conducted in September and October. Candidates meet with at least two faculty members and have the opportunity to meet with current fellows and tour the campus.


Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

D’Andrea Joiner
Phone: 214.820.2233
Fax: 214.820.7272
DAndrea.Joiner@BSWHealth.org

Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospitals, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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