Cancer Center

Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program

Tufts Medical Center’s Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program is an ACGME accredited program that provides training in all aspects of hematology and oncology. The Division of Hematology and Oncology emphasizes clinical instruction and research training in an academic environment.

The principal training experience is a three-year program that provides comprehensive training in benign and malignant hematology, hemostasis and thrombosis, advanced hematopoietic cellular therapies, and solid tumor malignancies, and prepares physicians for a range of careers. Graduates of the program have gone on to leadership positions in all spheres of academic medicine, clinical practice, industry, and health policy.

The first year of the program is devoted to an immersive clinical experience in our outpatient hematology and oncology center.  This includes both long-term continuity clinics and shorter rotations across a broad range of sub-specialty areas in hematology and oncology.  Taken together, first year fellows participate in subspecialty clinic practices across the hematology and oncology spectrum, including benign and malignant hematology, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, head and neck, neurologic and thoracic oncology.  During the first year fellows also complete two month rotations at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. This rotation provides exposure to a community oncology practice in a multidisciplinary setting. 

The second and third years of the program include advanced inpatient rotations on the Stem Cell Transplant, Consult and Palliative Care services, but the major focus is on an immersive research experience that complements the rigorous clinical training. The training program has always emphasized the importance of basic, translation and clinical research training, and our fellows have generated a long track record of scientific publication and awards. One half day per week is reserved for the fellow’s continuity clinic experience, along with additional subspecialty clinic options including a nationally known program in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship. Elective time is reserved for additional clinical experience at the trainee’s request and program directors approval. An extensive learning curriculum delivered through a comprehensive conference series parallels the experiential clinical learning throughout all three fellowship years.

At the completion of the training program, fellows are eligible to sit for internal medicine subspecialty certification board exams in both hematology and medical oncology. Due to the combined nature of the training, most of our fellow graduates elect to become board-certified in both sub-specialties.

Interested in learning more about our program? Watch this overview video.