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Cancer Cells

Fellow (R4 - year 1) Job Description

Position Summary: The position of Hematology/Oncology fellow involves evaluation and management of patients with a diagnosis of cancer and/or hematologic disorders and formal educational and research activities. All of the activities are supervised by the attending teaching staff. Provision of care provided by the fellow is commensurate with the physician's level of advancement and competence. This position is for the first year of a three-year Hematology/Oncology fellowship program.

Position Duties: Fellow (R4 - year 1)

  1. Develop and perfect primary care skills in the care of cancer and hematology patients in the outpatient setting as well as in the inpatient/consult environment
  2. Develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of cancer care
  3. Polish those interpersonal skills, which optimize a compassionate and humanistic interaction with patients, families and colleagues
  4. Develop an understanding of cost containment issues in the changing environment of managed care
  5. Develop and initiate research projects (with the guidance of faculty) — clinical or laboratory
  6. Become competent in the technical skills in hematology and oncology procedures, i.e. bone marrow aspirate and biopsy
  7. Attend and participate in educational activities — journal clubs, hematology/oncology didactics, cancer round table conference, multidisciplinary conference, bone marrow conference, noon conferences
  8. Maintain current state licensure
  9. Perfect teaching skills through supervision of residents and medical students
  10. Learn to critically analyze medical literature
  11. Be aware of ethical issues that arise in end-of-life care
  12. Learn basics of doing Hematology/Oncology consults

Qualifications: Fellow must have completed training in Internal Medicine at an accredited school in the U.S. and be board eligible in Internal Medicine.


Fellow (R5 - year 2) Job Description

Position Summary: The position of Hematology/Clinical Oncology fellow involves evaluation and management of patients with a diagnosis of cancer and/or hematologic disorders and formal educational and research activities. All of the activities are supervised by the attending teaching staff. Provision of care provided by the fellow is commensurate with the physician's level of advancement and competence. This position is for year two (first year already completed) of the three-year combined Hematology/Oncology fellowship program.

Position Duties: Fellow (R5 - year 2)

  1. Demonstrate and perfect primary care skills in the care of cancer patients and patients with hematologic disorders in the outpatient setting as well as in the inpatient/consult environment
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of cancer care
  3. Polish those interpersonal skills, which optimize a compassionate and humanistic interaction with patients, families and colleagues
  4. Understand cost containment issues in the changing environment of managed care
  5. Document research project efforts — clinical or laboratory
  6. Perfect technical skills in hematology and oncology procedures
  7. Attend and participate in educational activities — journal clubs, hematology/oncology didactics, cancer round table conference, multidisciplinary conference, bone marrow conference, noon conferences
  8. Maintain current state licensure
  9. Perfect teaching skills through supervision of residents and medical students
  10. Demonstrate and perfect skills in pain management and palliative care
  11. Perfect ability to critically analyze medical literature
  12. Learn basics of radiation oncology
  13. Improve consultative skills
  14. Increase their time in research and improve those skills

Qualifications: Fellow must have satisfactorily completed first year of training in the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program.


Fellow (R6 - year 3) Job Description

Position Summary: The position of Hematology/Clinical Oncology fellow involves evaluation and management of patients with a diagnosis of cancer and hematologic disorders and formal educational and research activities. All of the activities are supervised by the attending teaching staff. Provision of care provided by the fellow is commensurate with the physician's level of advancement and competence. This position is for year three (first and second year already completed) of the three-year combined Hematology/Oncology fellowship program.

Position Duties: Fellow (R6 - year 3)

  1. Demonstrate and perfect primary care skills in the care of cancer patients and patients with hematologic disorders in the outpatient setting as well as in the inpatient/consult environment
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of cancer care
  3. Refine those interpersonal skills, which optimize a compassionate and humanistic interaction with patients, families and colleagues
  4. Understand cost containment issues in the changing environment of managed care
  5. Document and present research project efforts — clinical or laboratory
  6. Perfect technical skills in hematology and oncology procedures
  7. Attend and participate in educational activities — journal clubs, hematology/oncology didactics, cancer round table conference, multidisciplinary conference, bone marrow conference, noon conferences
  8. Maintain current state licensure
  9. Demonstrate teaching skills through supervision of residents and medical students while attending at the VA and teaching student didactics
  10. Demonstrate and perfect skills in pain management and palliative care and complete the EPEC (Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care) course
    perfect and demonstrate the ability to critically analyze medical literature
  11. Perfect consultative skills and hone in on their career goals

Qualifications: Fellow must have satisfactorily completed the first and second year of training in the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program.

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