Program Director: Aarthi Shenoy, MD
The MedStar Washington Hospital Center Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program strives to provide the education, clinical experience, and clinical research opportunities necessary to prepare fellows for evidence - based practice in hematology and oncology and to create a culture that fosters life-long learning.
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Hematology/Oncology program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is an academically affiliated, hospital based fellowship that promotes life-long learning skills and prepares the fellow for clinical practice in both hematology and oncology. Faculty supervision of fellow training and rigorous didactics are valued. Clinical research activities are emphasized. The fellowship provides a strong clinical and educational base but is versatile and may accommodate individual training needs to prepare for academic and clinical appointments. The hospital serves a racially and socioeconomically diverse patient population. The program is a three year combined Hematology/Oncology fellowship program, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship is composed of 7 fellows; two or three fellows are accepted each year. The fellowship has strong relationships with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), the Veterans Administration (VA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fellows rotate through these institutions providing diverse practice environments and unique research opportunities.
The fellowship program at the Hospital Center has had continuous ACGME accreditation since its establishment in 1985 . he fellowship has not received any citations from the accreditation counsel for over 10 years.
- Robust core curriculum. The Educational Committee reviews the curriculum annually to integrate emerging topics in oncology and hematology. Recently, added curriculum includes lectures in geriatric oncology and genomic medicine.
- Given the proximity to other renowned training institutions, lecturers from across the metropolitan Washington DC area are invited.
- The curriculum includes daily mandatory lectures and numerous weekly multi-disciplinary tumor boards
- Diverse practice environments including MedStar Washington Hospital Center (primary site), the VA, NIH, and MGUH.
- MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), a 900 bed hospital, is the largest hospital in Washington, DC. The Cancer Institute is a robust clinical environment with 16, 300 visits in fiscal year 2015.
- Robust clinical oversight.
- Chemotherapy order writing and procedures are fully supervised for all years of training.
- Fellows are paired with a supervising continuity clinic attending for a duration of one to three years.
- Fellows are given their own panel of patients and serve as the primary oncologist under the supervision of their clinic attending.
- Emphasis on outpatient clinical practice.
- In addition to the continuity clinic experience, the curriculum incorporates a minimum of 12 months to outpatient clinical experience. Fellows may spend their outpatient clinical time at the MWHC, VA, MGUH, or NIH.
- Research opportunities at the NIH, VA, MGUH, Children’s National Medical Center, the FDA, and the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program.
- All fellows are expected to produce scholarly activity
- Flexible rotation schedule to provide additional time as needed for research
- Research funds provided by the office of Graduate Medical Education
- Funds allocated to send fellows to national meetings. Additional funds may be provided to send to meetings if fellow research is accepted for presentation.
- Ensure life-long learning skills
- Fellows are encouraged to provide citations in their documentation to support all clinical decisions. This emphasizes the need to read the literature to practice evidenced-based medicine.
- Fellows critically analyze the medical literature in twice monthly journal clubs.
- Fellows present clinical dilemmas and literature to support management decisions at twice weekly management conferences.
Off-Campus Rotation Sites
- National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) – Stem Cell Transplantation (2 months-2nd year)
- NHLBI – Hematology, Clinical Consultation (one month, 3rd year)
- MedStar Georgetown University Hospital – Hematology (two months in 2nd year)
For more information about our program, please contact:
Aarthi Shenoy, MD
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010-2975