The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program at Michigan Medicine prides itself on having an interactive, responsive program that incorporates fellow’s comments and concerns into the training program. We also include trainees in the decision making processes that govern the operations of our training program.
Below is a list of recent programs that have had direct trainee involvement.
Quality Improvement Projects
Our fellows work on an annual quality improvement project as part of a guided curriculum with a faculty member. Prior projects have included:
- Improving the referral process for patients with Cancer of Unknown Primary
- Improving the transition from inpatient to outpatient care for hospitalized patients who are diagnosed with malignancy
- Streamlining hematology referrals at the VA
- Working to standardize oral chemotherapy administration for hospitalized patients
Monthly Journal Club
The focus of the journal club is to review the medical literature with a specific didactic emphasis on trial design, biostatistics, screening studies, and biomarkers in oncology. We encourage the utilization of the McMaster criteria to critically assess the literature together with the assistance of biostatisticians that attend this conference. Fellows and faculty alike find these sessions interactive and helpful for developing the skills needed to critically review medical literature.
Board Review Books
To date, we have published two board review books as a fellowship program.
Comprehensive Review of Pharmacology of Hematology and Oncology Therapeutic Agents
Together with our clinical pharmacists, we have developed a comprehensive review course of the current drugs and agents used to treat hematologic and oncologic disorders. This course is presented annually by our pharmacists. We are in the process of writing a Comprehensive Pharmacology Manual that will cover all agents discussed.