The ABIM sets the acceptable duration of training. For combined Hematology and Medical Oncology, the duration is 36 months. At least 18 of the 36 months must be clinical training. For specific information regarding vacation, sick time, and leaves of absence please refer to the WFBH [Graduate Medical Education] page.
In the Wake Forest Baptist Health Hematology/Oncology fellowship, our clinical training is a diverse experience with a mix of inpatient and outpatient rotations covering myriad pathologies in both benign and malignant hematology as well as oncology. This provides a strong foundation for understanding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of a wide variety of hematologic and oncologic issues. Further, our curriculum’s structure helps develop your skills as a consultant in preparation for your career as an independent practitioner.
This service primarily treats acute leukemia patients with induction chemotherapy. It is another wonderful opportunity to teach and engage with residents and students, as they form the heart of the service. Further, the fellow serves as a primary liaison between the oncology and ICU services for those patients requiring critical care.