Welcome to our program
The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center is a three-year ACGME-accredited training program for qualified applicants who have completed three years of ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency training and who are eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine examination.
Options to combine either a two-year Hematology or Oncology Fellowship with one year of Geriatrics or Palliative care are available.
Our program is designed to cultivate productive academic careers through an experience that combines solid clinical training with a strong emphasis on either basic science or clinical research. A high faculty to fellows ratio affords a significant level of individual attention.
A substantial portion of fellowship training is dedicated to research methodology and its application. Academic productivity and success is facilitated by frequent meetings with preceptors and mentors. Our fellows' research endeavors culminate in presentations at national conferences and publication of work in peer-reviewed journals.
Fellows rotate through clinics in lymphoma, thoracic oncology, breast oncology, gastrointestinal oncology, benign and malignant hematology, and uro-genital oncology. Inpatient rotations include benign hematology consults, medical oncology consults, bone marrow transplantation and malignant hematology.
Our program provides a variety of electives including geriatric oncology, radiation oncology, comprehensive management of the patient with hemophilia, blood banking and aphaeresis, neuro-oncology, business and medicine, and hematopathology.
Reach and Locations
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) features an 86-bed cancer center with 11 outpatient locations throughout the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Wilmot, a component of Strong Memorial Hospital, offers patients and their families comprehensive services including one of upstate New York’s largest blood and marrow transplant programs and the Rochester area’s only ACOS-accredited breast cancer center. Wilmot is home to the region’s first survivorship clinic and offers clinical trials of new therapies and options that may not be available anywhere else upstate. In addition, Wilmot includes a team of scientists who investigate many aspects of cancer, with an emphasis on how best to provide precision cancer care.
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Fellows have numerous educational opportunities within the Division of Hematology/Oncology including multidisciplinary conferences, grand rounds, journal clubs, research conferences, didactic conferences, and morbidity and mortality conferences. Fellows also engage in teaching activities for Internal Medicine residents and medical students.
In keeping with the long-standing University of Rochester tradition of practicing biopsychosocial medicine (recognition of the psychological, social, as well as the biologic contributions to disease) our fellows also have a humanities component to their training. By writing about and openly reflecting upon physician-patient encounters, our fellows develop not only a heightened perception of the impact of cancer on patients, but also a better understanding of the pivotal role of the oncologist in patients' lives.