Special Training Opportunities in the HEMATOLOGY AND MEDICAL ONCOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
First Year Fellows rotate at the Washington VA Medical Center, a general oncology service both at the inpatient and outpatient services. Second Year Fellows rotate for one month on the hematology inpatient service at the Washington Hospital Center and two months on the BMT service at the National Institute of Health.
Second Year fellows elective rotations are available in such services as radiation medicine, gynecologic oncology, pediatric hematology/oncology, hematology electives (pheresis, blood banking, coagulations) and pathology.
Clinical Coagulations Rotation
Second Year Fellows participate in clinical rotations in coagulation, blood banking and heresies. Training in coagulation laboratory is oriented toward clinical problem solving of a full range of coagulation disorders. They will have two months of experience in the Bone Marrow Transplantation program in years. This rotation entails extensive training in both allogenic and autologous bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies as well as for solid tumors.
Blood Services Interaction
Second Year Fellows rotate through the University Hospital's Blood Bank Blood Donor Service, and Hemapheresis Unit. The Blood Bank is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and performs a full range of services, including irradiation of compounds on-site, antibody identification, and red cell washing using a fully computerized system. The Blood Donor Service is the only full-service American Red Cross blood collection site in the country operating within a medical center. It offers autologous-and directed donor collection, as well as platelets, pheresis, and special collections. The hemapheresis Unit collects stem cells for transplant and provides therapeutic plasmapheresis for a wide range of diseases.
Rotations are available in molecular hematology, pediatric hematology, hematology clinical laboratory, blood bank/pheresis and coagulation.