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