Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

The Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center provides an atmosphere of scholarship, inquiry and research. The fully integrated, three-year hematology and medical oncology program will further provide Fellows with the professional knowledge and skills and prepare them for careers in clinical practice and clinical research. Fellows who complete the program are capable of pursuing an academic career in Hematology or Medical Oncology, or both. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) currently requires 3 years of combined hematology and medical oncology fellowship training to achieve dual board certification in both Hematology and Medical Oncology.

The ACGME core competencies and milestones are achieved through a required set of rotations, a didactic curriculum and elective rotations designed to broaden the base of knowledge.

Professional education is a lifelong process. While learning opportunities can be provided through mentoring and formal instruction, the true acquisition and refining of knowledge requires individual motivation, self-direction, persistence, and self-discipline. A great deal of personal commitment and self-awareness is also needed for Fellows to develop a balanced approach to the demands of their professional, personal and family needs.

Overall Goals of Hem-Onc Fellowship Training Program

  • To mentor physicians to become proficient clinicians and consultants in the field of Medical Oncology and Hematology.
  • To instill the skills necessary for life-long self education to allow for continued success in their chosen careers.
  • To provide a balanced approach between the demands of their profession and other personal needs.
  • To mentor physicians in the acquisition of humanistic qualities and interpersonal skills, cognitive knowledge, clinical experience and procedural skills, along with other professional skills that will enable them to be effective Hematology-Oncology specialists.
  • To instill the desire, and develop the needed skills to teach colleagues, residents, students, and other health care professionals about cancer biology.