Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
Pediatric Oncology Clinic (Jimmy Fund Clinic)
One day/week: This clinic meets all day, five days per week. The hematology/oncology fellow is assigned one oncology clinic day per week throughout his/her fellowship. Each fellow accrues about 20-25 new oncology patients and five to 10 stem cell transplant patients in this clinic and serves as their primary physician. The fellow provides direct, hands-on care for his/her patients that are undergoing therapy, for those who are being evaluated for complications of therapy or disease, and for patients followed off-therapy. In general, the fellow spends about 6 hours per week in this clinic. Each clinic includes a conference where all patients are discussed with a team of attending physicians.
Pediatric Hematology Clinic
1/2 day/twice monthly for fellows who are not on the ambulatory hematology rotation. This clinic has three half-day sessions per week. Fellows follow their hematology patients in one of these clinic sessions. On the average, they see two to four patients/twice monthly and maintain a census of 30 to 40 patients during their three year fellowship.