Fellowship Program Overview:
The mission of the program is to provide a well-rounded education to the future pediatric hematologist and oncologist physicians which will start them on the path to a successful career that is best suited for them, whether it is academic, research, or clinical.
The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program has been training physicians since 1986. It is a three (3) year training program that features a busy clinical service providing strong exposure to pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, including unrelated donor transplantation. We have well-developed clinical programs in sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, orthopedic oncology, leukemia treatment, stem cell transplantation, neuro-oncology and palliative care. Fellows focus on clinical activities for the first 12-14 months of training, followed by 22-24 months of intensive research training involving an independent research project that can be laboratory-based, translational, or involves clinical trials research in conjunction with the Children’s Oncology Group Data Center located in Gainesville. Fellow’s have the opportunity to pursue research projects under the direction of faculty members from the pediatric hematology/oncology division or other faculty members at the University of Florida.
Highlights of the Program include:
- Fully ACGME accredited fellowship program.
- Participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP and Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
- Ability to accept two applicants per academic year.
- Member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
- Active Transplant Program
- Pediatric Palliative Care Program
- Fellows have well-established continuity clinics, including:
- Solid Tumor
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Sickle Cell
- Hemophilia/Benign Hematology
- Ample opportunity for performing procedures, including:
- Bone Marrow Aspirates
- Lumbar Puncture
- Bone Marrow Harvests
- Collaboration with other departments for procedures, including:
- Pediatric Surgery
- Neuro Surgery
- Radiation Oncology
- State of the art, recently remodeled and constructed facilities, including:
- Professional Development Allowance
The University of Florida Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division is made up of ten (10) Attending Faculty members, three (3) Physician Assistants, and three (3) Advanced Nurse Practitioners. All members of the division are enthusiastically committed to the education of our Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellows and provide the support and resources you will need to excel and make the most out of your fellowship training.