Educational Tracks

OHSU’s Hematology and Medical Oncology fellows spend their first year in the Common First Year Pathway. Upon completion of the first year, the fellows choose a second and third year pathway that prepares them for distinct careers in medicine. The pathway summaries are listed below.

Common First Year Pathway

Breakdown of Rotations:

  • 3 months on inpatient oncology consults/inpatient chemotherapy
  • 3 months on inpatient hematology consults
  • 2 months on inpatient malignant hematology/bone marrow transplant
  • 2 months on outpatient VA clinic
  • 1 month palliative care
  • 1 month elective

VA Continuity Clinic:

  • 1 half day per week for duration of program (3 years)
    • Fellows maintain their own panel of patients with oncologic and hematologic issues

Didactics:

  • Fellows' Conference
  • BMT Grand Rounds
  • Board Review
  • Fellows' VA Tumor Board
  • "How I Treat", presented by faculty
  • Biology of Cancer series

 

Second and Third Year Pathways

Clinical Practitioner

Clinical Activities:

  • Maintain personal panel of VA clinic patients one half day per week
  • Rotate every 6 months through various multispecialty clinics 5 half days per week
  • Attend various multispecialty tumor boards weekly
  • Submission for funding (ASH, ASCO, etc.)
  • Serve as junior attending for 2 weeks on consult services (3rd year)

Scholarly Activities:

  • Present at didactics and Grand Rounds
  • Design a VA-focused quality improvement project
  • Attend at least one annual meeting (ASH/ASCO, etc.)
  • Produce at least one scholarly activity/publication during fellowship
    • Journal article
    • Book chapter
    • Abstract

 

Physician Scientist

Clinical Activities:

  • Maintain personal panel of VA clinic patients one half day per week
    • Beginning 2nd year, fellows can request specific disease types for new patients
  • May choose an additional half day of clinic in area of interest

Scholarly Activities:

  • Majority of time dedicated to laboratory research
  • Biannual mentorship meetings
  • Routine lab meetings at mentors' discretion
  • Attend at least one annual meeting (ASH/ASCO/AACR, etc.)
  • Apply for grant funding (ASH/ASCO/ACS, etc.)
  • Produce at least one scholarly activity/publication during fellowship
    • Journal article
    • Book chapter
    • Abstract

 

Clinical Investigator

Clinical Activities:

  • Maintain personal panel of VA clinic patients one half day per week
    • Beginning 2nd year, fellows can request specific disease types for new patients
  • 2-3 additional half-day clinics in area(s) of interest
  • One month of weekly half-day lung clinic and hemophilia clinic

Scholarly Activities:

  • Biannual mentorship meetings
  • Participation in Human Investigations Program (HIP) highly encouraged
  • Attend at least one annual meeting (ASH/ASCO, etc.)
  • Apply for grant funding (ASH/ASCO/ACS, etc.) such as Young Investigator Award or Clinical Research Training Institute
  • Participate in the development of a clinical research protocol for IRB approval
  • Produce at least one scholarly activity/publication during fellowship
    • Journal article
    • Book chapter
    • Abstract

 

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