Our Hematology -Oncology (HemOnc) Fellowship is designed to equip physician assistants and nurse practitioners with specialized skill sets to provide excellent care to HemOnc patients in a variety of settings such as hematology, BMT, infusion, inpatient oncology and outpatient clinics (which specialize in major solid tumor disease states.)

The program is structured to develop and strengthen proficiencies within the clinical setting while developing collaborative communication qualities within a multidisciplinary team of well-rounded healthcare providers. Graduates transition to practice with the expertise necessary to deliver quality patient care at the top of their licensure to include disease-specific procedure and prescribing training, essentially eliminating many of the credentialing barriers to practice.

Clinical Settings

HemOnc fellows have exposure to the care of oncology patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings with rotations through subspecialized clinics, allowing the fellow to cultivate knowledge of specific oncology diseases. The clinical rotations provide fellows with both solid and hematologic malignancy encounters simultaneously. The well-rounded and all-inclusive fellowship experience includes participation in services such as palliative care, survivorship, integrative medicine and clinical trials. Levine Cancer Institute provides cutting-edge cancer care throughout over 25 satellite sites in the Carolinas allowing patients across the region to access phase I, II and III clinical trials.

Comprehensive Post-Graduate Approach

The Oncology Fellowship is one of only three programs of its kind in the country. This 12-month program focuses on clinical research, including phase 1 clinical trials. The innovative curriculum covers the entire spectrum of oncology from cellular basics of cancer, including management of benign hematological disorders, through long-term survivorship. Fellows spend time with collaborative departments such as pharmacy, blood bank and radiation oncology. The fellowship experience is comprised of a core curriculum, weekly didactic sessions, direct patient care, specialty rotations, simulation training, journal club and case presentations. The comprehensive post-graduate approach offers the advantage of a guided learning experience and direct patient care within  a protected learning environment, which increases provider confidence and awards a smooth transition to practice.

Fellowship Objectives

  • Enhanced knowledge of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases and cancer.
  • Collaboration with support services
  • Participation within a broad multi-modality specialty comprised of several subspecialty teams.

Procedure/Prescribing Training

  • Bone Marrow Biopsies
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Writing for Prescribed Chemotherapy

Specialty Rotations Include

  • Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Lymphoma
  • Benign Hematology
  • Breast
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Head and Neck
  • Thoracic
  • Neurology
  • Genitourinary
  • Sarcoma
  • Melanoma/Immunotherapy
  • Infusion
  • Palliative Care
  • Multi-disciplinary Teams
  • Clinical Trials
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