Program Enhancements

In the face of the changing landscape of Graduate Medical Education our fellowship continually evolves to ensure that we remain one of the top fellowship programs in the country. Recent program changes are highlighted below.

  • Each training site carries a non-teaching service component, functioning without fellow involvement. Each fellow team functions with residents or advanced practice providers so fellows do not serve as primary call for any service. Though our fellows still have full experiences in bread-and-butter hematology and oncology, this ensures that they also have the time to enrich their knowledge with more complex cases.
  • Parkland Hospital cares for a large population of patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with hematological and oncological diagnosis with limited access to insurance coverage (usually because of undocumented residency status). This is the population of our continuity clinics where fellows take the primary responsibility for these patients with attending supervision.
  • Fellows are able to modify their education according to their own interests and knowledge gaps. Time is available during their Ambulatory Rotations during which they may pursue electives in any of the following topics: Bone Marrow Transplant, Radiation Oncology, Hematopathology and Genetics or can pursue their research interests or join any faculty in clinic to learn more about their subspecialty.
  • An outline of the major concepts of hematology and oncology is provided to each fellow. This Fellow’s Guide to Hematology and Oncology is provided to each trainee with a basic structure upon which to develop their fund of knowledge as well as a quick reference guide. This is made by and designed for fellows with regular updates.