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Trainee experience

Our curriculum is designed to prepare NP and PA graduates to become skilled, compassionate, and confident providers in hematology and medical oncology specialties.

During this program, learning experiences allow you to:

  • Develop and enhance hematology and medical oncology knowledge and skills
  • Advance competency in management of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, 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 and medical oncology through practice, education, and research 

Clinical training and rotations

The hematology and medical oncology curriculum consists of online didactics and mentored clinical rotations in the hematology and oncology subspecialty clinics and inpatient services. The didactic responsibilities include required readings, online learning modules, procedure skills training, Grand Rounds, journal club presentations, tumor boards, and educational conferences.

The curriculum includes the following clinical experiences:

Core rotations

  • Hematology/Oncology inpatient services
  • Blood and marrow transplant
  • Leukemia and myeloid disorders
  • Lymphoma
  • Dysproteinemia
  • Benign hematology and coagulation
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Melanoma
  • Genitourinary/GYN

Additional/elective rotations

  • Transfusion medicine
  • Palliative care
  • Hematopathology
  • Infectious disease
  • Neuro oncology
  • Sarcoma
  • Cardio oncology

There will be elective/selective time for fellows to tailor their education to meet their specific hematology or medical oncology interests.

Schedule and hours

For the majority of the fellowship, the learning schedule includes primarily weekday hours with approximately 40 hours weekly. This does not include additional time spent on didactic responsibilities. The rotations may vary with eight- to 10-hour days, four to five days a week depending on outpatient or inpatient schedule.

The program provides you with four hours every other week as dedicated research time to achieve the best learning opportunities in clinical research to improve patient care outcomes.

Department and faculty

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship is coordinated and taught by an interdisciplinary team, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, allied health, and physician staff of Mayo Clinic in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout your training, giving you the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners in hematology and medical oncology.


Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mangurian Building, and interconnected Davis, Mayo, and Cannaday buildings.

Mayo Clinic Hospital is a tertiary care hospital providing comprehensive services to hematology/oncology and blood and marrow transplant patients.

The ambulatory clinic facilities provide clinical services ranging from primary care to specialty care across the continuum. Additionally, hospital and clinic based procedural units offer state-of-the-art services to patients across the spectrum of wellness.


Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

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.