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Advanced Hematology Fellowship (Minnesota)

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

The following is the typical rotation schedule for each track:

Myeloid disorders (acute leukemia and chronic myeloid disorders including bone marrow failure syndromes/CHIP) track

MonthArea
1 Heme 2 hospital service
2 Hematopathology and cytogenetics
3 Heme 2 hospital service
4 MDS Clinic/research
5 CHIP/Bone marrow failure clinic/research
6 CML clinic/research
7 Research elective
8 Research elective
9 CML clinic/research
10 Hematology outpatient* clinics/research
11 Hematology outpatient* clinics/research
12 Research elective

*Acute leukemia, MDS, MPN, MDS/MPN overlap (CMML), mastocytosis, hypereosinophilia, CHIP/bone marrow failure disorders

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 Heme 1 hospital service
2 Genomics, cytogenetics, and tumor imaging
3 Lymphoma clinic/research
4 Lymphoma clinic/research
5 CAR-T hospital service
6 Lymphoma clinic/research
7 Research elective
8 Lymphoma clinic/research
9 Lymphoma clinic/research
10 Lymphoma clinic/research
11 Lymphoma clinic/research
12 Research elective

Myeloma, amyloid, and dysproteinemia disorders track

MonthArea
1 BMT inpatient hospital service
2 Dysproteinemia labs
3 Outpatient BMT service
4 Dysproteinemia clinic/research
5 CAR-T hospital service
6 Dysproteinemia clinic/research
7 Research elective
8 Dysproteinemia clinic/research
9 Dysproteinemia clinic/research
10 Dysproteinemia clinic/research
11 BMT inpatient and outpatient service
12 Research elective

CART-cell therapy track

MonthArea
1 CART clinic
2 CART inpatient hospital service
CART clinic and research 
4 Apheresis and cell therapeautics lab
5 CART clinic and research
6 CART inpatient hospital service
7 CART clinic and research
CART inpatient hospital service
CART clinic and research
10 CART inpatient hospital service
11 CART clinic and 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.