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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

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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 training according to different tracks.  All fellows will experience additional clinical and research training, including an excellent laboratory methods course.  Those fellows anticipating a career in academic clinical research will team with a mentor to grow their clinical research skills in the clinical research track.  Fellows desiring a laboratory-based career enter the lab research track and focus on developing the skills needed for an independent lab career. Fellows interested in a career in clinical practice focus on clinical training through the master clinician track.  Required clinical time in the second year includes one month each of benign hematology consults and medical oncology consults, and bone marrow transplant unit 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 thos in the research tracks and to broadening the clinical experience pf those in the clinical track.

 

Clinic Experience 

Outpatient clinic experience during the first year involves a weekly general oncology and hematology 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 oncology and hematology 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, selected 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. Discussions of interesting patient cases during this conference time provide an open format to explore challenging clinical issues with faculty and other fellows.

 

Starting in 2016 the Fellowship offers one second year fellow the opportunity to earn a fully-funded Masters of Science in Clinical Sciences to enhance their research career.​

 

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