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Mentored Tracks

Rising 2nd year fellows will be assigned to a mentored track based on discussion with program leadership during initial year of fellowship and their overall career goals.

Clinical Investigator Track

Fellows on this track will engage in clinical research in a disease modality area with an identified mentor. 

There will be focused, disease specific clinical responsibility and increased scholarly activity in years 2 and 3.  This track is designed for fellows intending to go into academic clinical practice.

Rising 2nd year fellows will be assigned to a mentored track based on discussion with program leadership during initial year of fellowship and their overall career goals.

  • Complete requirements for double- or single- ABIM boarding
  • 2-4 half-day outpatient clinics per week
  • 3-6 months of Benign Hematology clinic
  • 2 consults months per year
  • Highly encouraged: formal coursework/workshops in Biostatistics, Grant Writing, Bioinformatics, Conduct of Clinical Research, etc.  Opportunities for Master’s degree also exist.

Required For Graduation

  • Individual well-defined research project(s)
  • Abstract submissions and presentation(s) at national and international meetings
  • First author manuscript submission
  • Grant submissions (Wilmot, YIA, Pilot)
  • Formal research proposal and update each year with deadlines for research milestones
  • Research MedHub evaluation 2x/year
  • Regular research in progress presentations to Division

Clinical Provider Track

Fellows on this track will focus their required scholarly work on quality improvement, outcomes research, and/or educational initiatives. 

Fellows in this track may choose to concentrate on the education of medical students, residents and other fellows but must have a specific and well-defined collaborative project. This track is designed for fellows intending to enter community practice.

  • Complete requirements for double-ABIM boarding
  • 4-5 half-day outpatient clinics per week
  • 6 months of Benign Hematology clinic
  • 2-3 consult months per year
  • Highly encouraged: clinical electives in Pathology, Hematopathology, Blood Bank, Genetics, Rad Onc, IR etc

Required For Graduation

  • Collaborative, well defined scholarly project
  • Abstract submission and presentation at Wilmot Scientific Symposium or national meeting(s)
  • Formal project proposal and update each year
  • Project MedHub evaluation 2x/year
  • 1 research presentation per year to Division