The first year of the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program is organized to provide intense clinical experiences which are listed below. The subsequent two years are tailored to the specific career and research interests of the fellow. There is opportunity for joint training in medical oncology/geriatrics resulting in eligibility for geriatrics boards.
- Inpatient service rotation
- Outpatient clinic rotation
- Inpatient Services
- Consultation Services
The program also offers a communication program, The University of Chicago Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Oncologist-Patient Communication Series, led by Christopher K. Daugherty MD, Fay J. Hlubocky PhD MA, Olwen Hahn MD, James A. Wallace MD.
The goals of this formal communications didactic training program include:
- Presentation of research regarding effective communication strategies as an essential mechanism to maintaining the oncologist-patient relationship.
- Utilize a step-by-step approach and cognitive road maps for specific communication tasks and skills for use in oncology patient encounters.
- Application of new communication strategies through the use of: direct observation, interactive one-on-one role play, and Oncotalk videos.