Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship
Program Goal: Gundersen Health System's Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship prepares hematology-oncology fellows for successful, independent careers. We emphasize the development of outstanding patient care skills and encourage active participation in clinical research, quality improvement and safety projects, and community involvement.
The ideal fellow desires a program that offers patient ownership in a collaborative and supportive environment. Fellows graduate from our program ready for independent practice, whether that is in an academic or private setting. While we teach how to medically care for patients, we also emphasize how to work effectively in a system.
What sets our program apart?
In our Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship, we're proud to:
- Have two continuity clinics each week: one hematology and one solid tumor, each staffed by an attending physician who specializes in hematology or solid tumor.
- Ensure our fellows "own" and are responsible for their own patient panel.
- Provide our fellows with support staff and patient populations that are identical to those of our attending physicians, including partnerships with associate level providers.
- Embed research support into our training program. This includes free access to statisticians, several large databases (NCDB, SEER, NIS), an academic research assistant assigned to each fellow to facilitate projects from start to finish, basic science and translational experiences, and clinical trials and cooperative groups.
- Prioritize education above service and understand our fellows are here to learn. Any proposed changes to our fellowship are always discussed with our fellows, with conversation focused on one key question: Will this change improve the educational experiences of our trainees?