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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship program at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine is the largest ACGME-accredited training program in the subspecialty and among the finest in the nation. Texas Children’s Hospital, situated in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, is walking distance from numerous prestigious academic institutions including Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, and University of Texas School of Public Health, providing a wealth of opportunities for collaboration and education.  

The Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers have over 190 clinical and research faculty who are committed to training board-eligible and board-certified pediatricians to become subspecialists and leaders in pediatric hematology-oncology. The vast array of clinical service opportunities, preeminent faculty, and state-of-the-art research programs at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine provide the ideal setting for this specialized training. Designed to prepare physicians for academic careers, this comprehensive training program affords opportunities for fellows to work alongside renowned faculty physicians and researchers to gain valuable in-depth clinical and laboratory research experience. 

Trainees receive outstanding clinical experience in both common and rare disorders within the field, at a large tertiary care facility with access to specialists from a wide array of other pediatric subspecialties to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to the most complex patients. Over 3,600 new pediatric patients with cancer and hematologic disorders are referred to Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers each year, allowing fellows to participate in the evaluation and management of a diverse range of clinical problems related to hematology, oncology, stem cell transplantation, and vascular anomalies. Beyond the three years of ACGME-accredited fellowship training in pediatric hematology-oncology, we highly encourage our fellows to pursue a fourth year of training focused on a clinical subspecialty or to continue their research pursuits.

Applications are accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) and candidates are matched via National Resident Matching Program (NRMP®) to recruit 8 new fellows annually.

Overview

The large clinical service and state-of-the-art research programs at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of Medicine provide an ideal environment for training in pediatric hematology-oncology. Throughout fellowship, experienced faculty members guide each fellow to ensure that he/she develops and acquires excellent clinical, research, and leadership skills. The initial 13 months of fellowship are dedicated to obtaining comprehensive clinical skills in pediatric hematology-oncology. The supervised training environment is overseen by experienced and qualified attending faculty. There is a graduated level of clinical responsibility given to fellows as their knowledge and experience increase. During their first year, fellows will select a clinical or laboratory based research experience to pursue in their second and third years. The fellow and research mentor will then identify appropriate members for the fellow’s individualized Scholarship Oversight Committee.  Fellows are encouraged to pursue an additional fourth year of training in their area of research.