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Fellowship Education

The Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship program gives trainees exposure to all areas of hematology and medical oncology and prepares them for a career in academic medicine. Fellows gain experience through broad practical experience in Medical Oncology and Hematology through rotations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center under the guidance of faculty mentors in the Feinberg School of Medicine. The Fellowship Program also offers a wide range of educational activities.  

Hematopathology Conference

This CME-accredited weekly conference is presented by one fellow per week on interesting cases in both malignant and benign hematology. It is well-attended by both malignant and benign hematology faculty. We also discuss hematology board review questions relevant to the case.  

New Patient Conference (NPC)

This conference focuses on presentation of a solid tumor oncology case and discussion of the standard of care evaluation and treatment of that disease. It occurs every other week and is presented by fellows with a disease-specific faculty discussant.


Faculty in both hematology and medical oncology give lectures 3-4 times per month on their areas of expertise. They present the core concepts of that disease as well as areas of active research.

Journal Club

Every other week, one fellow will present a critical review of 2 high-impact, recent publications with a faculty discussant.

Tumor Boards

More than 10 tumor boards, including a molecular tumor board are held on a weekly or biweekly basis at Northwestern. Fellows are encouraged to attend and will often present cases from their clinics or can attend any tumor board that interests them.

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts speakers for Grand Rounds that are experts and thought leaders in their fields, both from Northwestern and from other major academic institutions. Fellows also present a 30-minute Grand Rounds during their second or third year of fellowship to gain experience presenting their research.

Board Review

In the months prior to the ASCO and ASH in-service exams in February and March and prior to 3rd year fellowship graduation, fellows get together formally and informally to practice board review questions or watch board review videos.

M & M/Adverse Event Analysis

Fellows lead quarterly morbidity and mortality conferences to analyze adverse event outcomes in hematology oncology patients.