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The Department of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus boasts top medical care for patients, as well as fellowships and endowments. The Grand Rounds Schedule includes all events for divisions under the department.

Medical Oncology
 


YEAR ONE is focused on intense clinical training in both hematology and oncology and is a largely inpatient-based experience on hematology and oncology consult services. Trainees divide their time in 3-month blocks at University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health, and the VA. The two blocks at UCH are divided into solid tumor oncology and benign and malignant hematology. Fellows learn the science of the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic and oncologic diseases, the art of consultation and the skills necessary to care for patients with these problems. This inpatient training is complemented by weekly outpatient continuity clinic and subspecialty clinic experience. Elective time during the first year allows for additional exposure to disease-specific subspecialty clinics and the opportunity to work with leading faculty in areas of solid tumor oncology, hematologic malignancies, benign hematology, and radiation oncology.

Sample Schedule

July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
March
April
May
June
DH
DH
DH
BMT
Heme
Heme
VA
VA
VA
Elective
Onc
Onc
DH=Denver Health Hematology and Oncology Consults; BMT=Bone Marrow Transplant and Heme Malignancy Service; Heme=University Hospital Benign Hematology Consults; VA=VA Hematology and Oncology Consults; Onc=University Hospital Solid Tumor Consults

YEAR TWO comprises additional clinical training with transition to mentored research training for most fellows.  Those fellows anticipating a clinical practice-based career enter a Clinical Track which is largely patient care in the inpatient and outpatient setting. They participate in clinical research with the guidance of a clinical mentor. Those planning to enter an academic career path will chose a mentor in their area of lab-based or clinical research and focus on this area more intensely. Required clinical time in the second year includes one month each of benign hematology consults and medical oncology consults at UCH. Clinical research and laboratory-based research opportunities are plentiful and fellows are required to participate.

YEAR THREE is devoted to completion of the research training for those in the research track and to broadening the clinical experience of those in the clinical track.

Clinic Experience
Outpatient clinic experience during the first year involves a weekly general hematology and oncology clinic at the VA or Denver Health that allows the fellow continuity and autonomy with a panel of patients.  A second weekly clinic during the first year varies according to rotation site, with an additional general hematology/oncology clinic during the VA block, a breast cancer clinic during the Denver Health block, and University subspecialty clinic time during the two blocks at UCH. During these blocks, fellows will attend weekly clinics in breast, GI, GU, and lung cancer clinics at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and have the opportunity to select additional subspecialty clinics according to their interests and educational goals. 
Clinic experience during the remaining fellowship training years involves at least one weekly continuity clinic and additional subspecialty clinics coordinated according to the fellow’s training track and area of interest.
Education
In addition to bedside teaching on inpatient services and in clinics, three hours per week are dedicated to educational conferences for fellows. Conferences include didactic presentations from experts on various hematology and oncology topics, as well as journal club, grand rounds, and morbidity and mortality discussions presented by the fellows. Weekly discussions of interesting patient cases during this conference time provide an open format to explore challenging clinical issues with faculty and other fellows.
 
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