Fellows complete inpatient and outpatient rotations at our university hospital and a number of affiliated hospitals in the Chicago area to obtain exposure to a wide assortment of oncologic and hematologic disorders. Off-site experiences include rotations at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital, Mercy Hospital and MacNeal Hospital. The program also offers special rotations in blood banking, hematopathology, stem cell transplantation, and sickle cell disease.
In recent years, our clinical and research faculty has been significantly expanded, providing fellows with more individualized learning and greater access to different research projects.
The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at UIC has been oriented towards training physicians that have an interest in academic medicine. The program lasts three years and includes all of the American Board of Internal Medicine requirements board certification eligibility in both medical oncology and hematology. The program can accommodate physicians interested in both laboratory-based research as well as clinical research. The program offers 18 months of protected laboratory to fellows that are interested in laboratory-based research. Alternatively, individuals with an interest in clinical research are provided with a curriculum to develop a career in clinically based academic medicine.