Curriculum

Clinical and laboratory training

During the Advanced Hematology Fellowship, you spend time in the inpatient and outpatient settings with management of acute and chronic hematologic disorders and supportive care of the patients.

Some of the time is spent conducting clinical or laboratory research with laboratory investigators. Basic science projects also are available in cooperation with colleagues in biochemistry, experimental pathology, immunology, molecular biology, molecular genetics and pharmacology.

Rotation schedule

These are typical rotation schedules:

Acute Leukemia and Chronic Myeloid Disorders Track

MonthArea
1 Heme 2 Hospital Service
2 Hematopathology and cytogenetics
3 Heme 2 Hospital Service
4 Hematology outpatient clinics
5 Hematology outpatient clinics
6 Hematology outpatient clinics
7 Research elective
8 Research elective
9 Hematology outpatient clinics
10 Hematology outpatient clinics
11 Hematology outpatient clinics
12 Research elective

Coagulation Disorders Track

MonthArea
1 Thrombophilia
2 Elective
3 Coagulation Clinic and lab
4 Thrombophilia
5 Vascular medicine
6 Coagulation Clinic and lab
7 Research
8 Research
9 Thrombophilia
10 Coagulation Clinic and lab
11 Thrombophilia
12 Coagulation Clinic and lab

Lymphoma Disorders Track

MonthArea
1 Hematology outpatient clinics
2 Hematology outpatient clinics
3 Hematology outpatient clinics
4 Genomics, cytogenetics and tumor imaging
5 Research elective
6 Bone marrow hematopathology and lymph node pathology
7 Hematology outpatient clinics
8 Hematology outpatient clinics
9 Hematology outpatient clinics
10 Hematology outpatient clinics
11 Hematology outpatient clinics
12 Hematology outpatient clinics

Myeloma, Amyloid and Dysproteinemia Disorders Track

MonthArea
1 Heme 1 Hospital Service
2 BMT Inpatient Hospital Service
3 Dysproteinemia labs
4 Dysproteinemia labs
5 Research elective
6 Research elective
7 Dysproteinemia Clinic
8 Dysproteinemia Clinic
9 Dysproteinemia Clinic
10 Dysproteinemia Clinic
11 Dysproteinemia Clinic
12 Dysproteinemia Clinic

CART-cell therapy track

MonthArea
1 CART Clinic
2 CART Inpatient Hospital Service
CART Clinic & Research 
4 Apheresis & Cell Therapeautics Lab
5 CART Clinic & Research
6 CART Inpatient Hospital Service
7 CART Clinic & Research
CART Inpatient Hospital Service
CART Clinic & Research
10 CART Inpatient Hospital Service
11 CART Clinic & Research
12 Research Elective

Call frequency

The call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Research training

Research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. You are encouraged to participate in research projects with the consulting staff, which include clinical studies and laboratory-based projects.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all integral parts of this fellowship. These include hematology core and clinical conferences, and hematology visiting-faculty dinners.

Teaching opportunities

You have the opportunity to teach trainees rotating through similar assignments.

Evaluation

To ensure that you gain proficiency and develop corresponding technical skills, your performance is monitored carefully throughout the Advanced Hematology Fellowship. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members on a regular basis and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational goals are being met.