Academic training takes a scholarly approach that uses tumor conferences, literature reviews, journal clubs, patient clinical evaluations, surgical judgment, and retrospective and prospective clinical analysis.
During weekly sarcoma rounds facilitated by the fellow, cases accumulated over the previous week are presented by residents on the respective services. These highly instructive rounds are multidisciplinary and generate much discussion and reference to pertinent literature.
Additionally, the staff hosts journal clubs at their homes. The nature and emphasis of the discussion are finalized by the fellow and staff. The fellow collates the pertinent literature and assigns review to the oncology residents. Anatomical dissection labs are conducted quarterly, allowing for interactive demonstration of reconstructive options after resection. The fellow coordinates these sessions, which are attended by staff and residents.