At the University of Michigan, the cancer rehabilitation fellow can expect to evaluate hematology and oncology patients in a variety of settings. Our program is a mix between inpatient and outpatient care.
The fellow has a weekly schedule as outlined below. There is no call obligation.
- Continuity Clinic: the fellow will see and evaluate their own patients for three half-days each week, one of these virtually. Supervision and consultation are available during these times. However, the fellow will manage and follow these patients throughout the year and is expected to progressively become more autonomous in their patient care.
- Attending Clinic: the fellow will have the opportunity to work directly alongside Drs. Smith and Andrews in their clinics.
- Inpatient: the fellow is largely responsible for managing the Michigan Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation (MCORE) program. This program is designed to deliver higher intensity rehabilitation to hospitalized patients to strengthen and prevent functional decline while patients are hospitalized. The fellow’s role is to lead the interdisciplinary team (including biweekly team meetings), help coordinate patient disposition, and potentially follow some patients in the outpatient setting.
- Electives: there are many elective opportunities available at Michigan Medicine. Past fellows have rotated with orthopedic oncology, breast oncology, neuroradiology, palliative care, ultrasound-guided procedures, lymphedema therapy, and more. Electives can be tailored to fellow interests and needs as well. Elective time can be any time where the fellow does not have their own clinic.