Yale Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Overview
The goal of our program is to train fellows to become outstanding hematologists oncologists, taking excellent and empathetic care of patients and contributing to advancing the field through scholarly activity. Our program has all the means to fulfill these expectations. We are the referral center for Southern Connecticut and see a wide range of patients from benign hematology to complex and rare tumors. We have an excellent multidisciplinary team with physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and a large psychosocial team with social workers, psychologists, psychiatrist and child life. We work closely with our team of collaborators in radiation oncology, surgery, orthopedics, pathology, radiology to provide state of the art care. We have specialized programs in hematology, late effects, neuro-oncology, BMT and bone marrow failure. We have a robust clinical trials program and offer trials through Children's Oncology Group and Phase I trials. Our faculty is committed to fellows' education, and fellows are primary providers for their patients, and have continuity in their care throughout the three years
One of the strong areas of our program is research. Fellows spend two years in hypothesis driven research and their progress is monitored by their research mentor and through a scholarship oversight committee. As part of a comprehensive cancer center, there is ample research opportunities in clinical and basic research, and we encourage fellows to look across the university to find a project that they are passionate about. Fellows take courses in clinical investigation and have the opportunity to pursue a Master's Degree.