Each trainee will have an annual stipend and design a research curriculum with the guidance of a mentor and a faculty advisory committee. The first year of the Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship program trainees will be exposed to various faculty mentors in the fields of clinical research, health outcomes research, and basic cancer research and select a mentor. Trainees can choose from two research tracks: Clinical Research and Basic Research.
Clinical Research focuses primarily on guiding the trainee in identifying the critical clinical questions affecting patients, advise the trainee in the logistical issues involved in trial design, drug procurement and procedures and policies of the institutional review board and other regulatory agencies needed to actualize a clinical trial. Research focuses on basic cancer research and requires the completion of a laboratory research project and the publishing and presentation of results.