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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
 


 Training in Year 1

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 Medical Center, and the Denver 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. 

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

Denver Health Hematology and Oncology Consults

August

Denver Health Hematology and Oncology Consults

September

Denver Health Hematology and Oncology Consults

October

BMT and Hematology Malignancy Service

November

University Hospital Benign Hematology  Consults

December

University Hospital Benign Hematology  Consults

January

VA

February

VA

March

VA

April

Elective

May

University Hospital Solid Tumor Consults

June

University Hospital Solid Tumor Consults

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 Training in Year 2

Year two comprises training according to the following tracks:

·         Laboratory Based Research Track

·         Bone Marrow Transplantation Research and Clinical Track

·         Clinical Investigator Research Track​

·         Master Clinician Track​

All fellows will experience additional clinical and research training, including a laboratory methods course.  Required clinical time in the second year includes one month each of benign hematology consults, 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. ​ 

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 Training in Year 3

Year three is devoted to completion of the research training for those in the research tracks and to broaden the clinical experience of those in the clinical track.​3

 Clinic Experience

Outpatient clinic experience during the first year involves a weekly general oncology and hematology clinic at the VA or Denver Health Medical Center 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 University of Colorado Hospital, 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 clinic coordinated according to the training track and area of interest of each individual fellow.​

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 Education

In addition to bedside teaching on inpatient services and in clinics, three hours per week are dedicated to educational conferences for fellows.  Discussions that take place during this educational conference time allow allows fellows to explore challenging clinical issues in an open format with other fellows and faculty.  Conferences include the following:

·         Didactic Presentations

·         Journal Club

·         Grand Rounds

·         Morbidity and Mortality Discussions

·         Case Conferences

·         Molecular Tumor Board

·         Board Preparation

 

Fellows also take an annual retreat to Shrine Mountain Huts near Vail Pass.  While on the retreat fellows will learn about palliative care medicine and end of life care/discussions as it pertains to oncology. ​ 

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