Clinical Training in Year One (12 months) and Year Two (6 months):
During the first year of training, fellows rotate through four clinical blocks as follows: (1) six months continuously in ambulatory clinics, where fellows care for a panel of patients over six months in different disease-specific units; (2) 1.5 months on Yale New Haven Hospital's In-patient Hematology and Oncology Consult Services (3 weeks Oncology and 3 weeks Hematology), where fellows provide consultative services in the discipline of oncology or hematology to patients on the general wards and intensive care units at Yale New Haven Hospital; (3) three months at the VA Connecticut Health Care System of West Haven, where fellows actively participate in the Hematology and Oncology out-patient clinics and consult on the in-patient service at the West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital; (4) 0.5 months on the Palliative Care Service; 0.5 months in the Gynecologic Oncology ambulatory clinics; 0.5 months on the Sickle Cell Anemia Service
During the second year, fellows rotate through four clinical blocks at Yale New Haven Hospital, with a major focus on hematology: (1) 1.5 months on the Bone Marrow Transplantation unit; (2) two months on Yale New Haven Hospital's In-patient Hematology and Oncology Consult Services (3 weeks Oncology and 5 weeks Hematology), where fellows provide consultative services in the discipline of oncology or hematology to patients on the general wards and intensive care units at Yale-New Haven Hospital; (3) 1.5 mo on the Adult Leukemia/Lymphoma Unit, where fellows participate in the acute care of patients with hematologic malignancies and complications of transplantation. (4) one month in Yale-New Haven Hospital's Transfusion and Laboratory Medicine Department, focused on blood banking, coagulation testing, flow cytometric analysis, and hematopathology.
Research Training in Year Two (6 months) and Year Three (12 months):
The second year (6 mo) and third year of training are devoted to research. All fellows are expected to engage in a hypothesis-driven research project in a clinical, translational, or basic science arena. During the research block, the fellow spends the majority of his/her time engaged in his or her research project, under the mentorship and supervision of a faculty advisor, while continuing a continuity outpatient clinic experience in disease-specific units at Yale.
2nd and 3rd year fellows are expected to present their research at least annually at the Research in Progress conference. In addition, it is expected that each fellow’s research activities will lead to at least one abstract presentation at a national meeting (e.g., ASCO, ASH, AACR) and at least one peer-reviewed publication. Concurrent course work offered through the University is recommended to augment the fellow’s research goals, and, specifically, fellows may enroll in one or more of the core courses offered through the Investigative Medicine Program (see below Research Opportunities and Programs). In addition, fellows who are pursuing a career in clinical investigation are expected to submit an application to the AACR/ASCO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (“Vail Workshop”) or the ASH Clinical Training Research Institute.