There are 6 Fellows, 2 in each year of the Program. They are taught by 7 Roger Williams Medical Center faculty during rotations emphasizing
- Inpatient Care and Consultations
- Ambulatory Oncology/Hematology
Each fellow has a Longitudinal Clinic at one of the hospitals, where they follow a cohort of patients throughout the entire 3-year period.
More-focused Secondary Site clinics are scheduled in 2-6 month blocks for experience in:
- Benign and malignant hematology
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- GU and gynecologic cancers
- Women's Health.
Other rotations include
- Radiation Oncology
- Blood Banking and Coagulation
- Hospice Care
There are Electives available in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Surgical Oncology. Approximately 35 faculty at these sites contribute to the teaching of Fellows.
All fellows are required to participate in laboratory or clinical research during their fellowship duration.
It is recommended that they embark on the concept and development of their research project no later than the second-half of their first year in coordination with their faculty mentor. There is a strong emphasis on clinical care and research during the fellowship. Fellows can assume a major role in writing, analyzing and presenting research results through RWMC-based laboratory or clinical projects or through the regional cooperative oncology group, Brown University Oncology Group (BrUOG).
Participation in national protocols is also offered in the context of affiliations with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, the Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) or formal pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. Laboratory and translational research opportunities in molecular biology, immunotherapy and stem cells are available. Fellows make national presentations of their data at ASCO, ASH, ASBMT and local poster presentations at the Annual RI Chapter of the ACP.