The Hematology and Oncology fellowship training program is dedicated to training outstanding specialists. Expertise in these fields includes mastering the clinical practice of benign hematology, hematologic and solid tumor malignancies, palliative care and bone marrow transplantation. It also includes knowledge and understanding of the basic science behind both the pathology and therapy of hematologic and oncologic diseases.
We recognize and welcome a diversity of interests and support each fellow’s special pursuits and personal career goals, whether they are directed toward becoming a private practitioner, a clinical investigator, a bench researcher or an academic clinician. Each fellow has an individualized training plan focused on specific needs to achieve their professional goals.
Fellows spend the majority of their time at VCU Health Systems. Each fellow has a weekly continuity clinic at nearby Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, and rotates on the VA Consult service one month out of each year.
- To produce compassionate physicians capable of delivering the highest quality medical care to patients in a variety of settings.
- To create a collegial and supportive setting for intellectual growth.
- To partner with our fellows in contributing to the science of medicine through mentorship, research opportunities and dissemination of information.
- To contribute to the science and art of medical education through innovation in training methods.
- To partner with our housestaff in gracefully accepting the challenges of providing care to the medically underserved.
- To promote lifelong learning in the context of a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Our housetaff and faculty are guided in our work by our commitment to:
- Clinical excellence
- Intellectual curiosity
- Scientific Discovery
Work/life balance is an important aspect of fellowship training. We assist our fellows in balancing time between training, family and recreation. There is tremendous esprit de corps among the fellows, faculty and nursing staff, as well as clinic support staff, making both medical centers pleasant and enjoyable places in which to work and learn.
We are proud of our fellows’ personal and professional achievements, and take every opportunity to celebrate them. The essence of caring for patients with cancer and life-threatening illness is in competence and compassion. Both are fostered in this program, by faculty, nursing and administrative staff. Fellows are nurtured and encouraged to share their triumphs and challenges.