Curriculum

Mayo Clinic hematology NP/PA with hospital patient

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology Fellowship prepares NP and PA graduates to become skilled, compassionate, and confident providers in hematology specialty.

During this program, learning experiences allow you to:

  • Enhance your knowledge and acquire practical skills of assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment outcome for various hematologic disorders
  • Advance competency in management of chemotherapy and related treatment complications
  • Increase critical thinking skills in comprehensive care
  • Develop self-directed skills to maintain updated clinical knowledge and practice guidelines
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for diversity in all professional interactions
  • Promote the advancement of hematology through practice, education, and research

Rotations

The curriculum includes these clinical experiences:

Core rotations:

  • Hematology inpatient services
  • Hematology hospital-based outpatient
  • Hematology diagnostic clinic
  • Leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Lymphoma
  • Dysproteinemia
  • Benign hematology and coagulation
  • Blood and marrow transplant

Additional required rotations:

  • Transfusion medicine
  • Palliative care
  • Hematopathology
  • Infectious disease

Didactic coursework

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology Fellowship offers a five-week hematology lecture with the medical students at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The didactic responsibilities include required readings, online learning modules, skills training at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Grand Rounds, journal clubs presentations, and educational conferences.

The curriculum includes dedicated research time to provide you with opportunities to participate in a clinical research project and authorship for publication.

Mayo Clinic hematology NP/PA in group meeting

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews
  • Research participation, formal presentations, or publications

Mayo Clinic's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.