Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Instructional Series

Fellow’s didactic curriculum is conducted every third Tuesday of the month, with three hour long sessions. Fellows are excused from all clinical and research responsibilities during these sessions. The primary goal of the instructional series is to prepare fellows for the American Board of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Board Certificate Exam. Core subject areas include:

• Benign Hematology, including Disorders of Red Cells, Anemia, Coagulation and Thrombosis
• Malignant Hematology
• Solid Tumors
• Neuro-oncology
• Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
• Therapeutics, including chemotherapy, cellular and immunotherapy
• Academic Skills – via didactic sessions and monthly fellow-led Journal Club
• Evidence Based Medicine – monthly via Tumor Board/complex hematology case conference

GME Core Curriculum & UIC Pediatrics Curriculum

Fifteen module online curriculum developed by UIC’s office of Graduate Medical Education to provide residents and fellows with the information they will need in preparation of their joining the physician community. Topic highlights include:

• Biostatistics
• Scientific method
• Human subjects research – IRB, HIPAA, ethics, grant writing, abstract preparation, manuscript preparation
• End-of-life issues
• Life after fellowship – practice management, patient billing

Sessions are augmented by quarterly sessions provided for all pediatric subspecialty fellows by faculty within the UIC Department of Pediatrics. Sessions include CV/Resume preparation, How to write a manuscript, Grant Writing, Interviewing for your first academic position.

Other Conferences

A particularly diverse variety of other conferences and didactic experiences are available to the fellow, a benefit of the combined, three-institution program. These include but are not limited to:

• Neuro-oncology Tumor Board
• Rush Sarcoma Conference
• Pediatric Grand Rounds
• Ethics Grand Rounds
• Evidence Based Medicine Conferences
• Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
• Hematology and Pathology Joint Conference