The Division of Hematology Oncology prepares physicians for careers in academic hematology and oncology, and promotes the combination of clinically-based practice with clinical, laboratory, and translational research.
The fellowship program admits 5 fellows every year. A recent analysis of program graduates indicates that approximately 60% remain in academic medicine, most of the remainder are engaged in sub-specialty private practice, and a small number pursue careers in industry or health policy. Recent graduates of the fellowship program have received faculty appointments at many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, including Tufts Medical Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, City of Hope Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Chicago, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Ohio State, Case Western Reserve University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston University Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the University of Rochester, the University of California at Davis, Irvine and San Francisco campuses, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
Clinical training in the program is pursued under the mentorship of the clinical faculty of the Division of Hematology-Oncology. The research resources of the entire Tufts University Health Sciences campus and Tufts University are available to fellows for their research training. Recently fellows have pursued research projects under mentors at the Tufts Hematology/Oncology Research Division, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Graduate School of Biomedical Science
, the Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
, and the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.
Fellows also have the option of applying for and enrolling in the Masters of Clinical Science degree program offered through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The fellowship program works together with the CTSI to enable fellows accepted into the Masters program to complete both their Hematology-Oncology fellowship and the Masters program in a total of 4 years.
In addition to the fellowship program, the Hematology Oncology Division trains approximately five interns and residents per month, plus third- and fourth-year medical students on the combined inpatient and outpatient services. Each summer, the Division also supports education for many students through a summer research program.
The Hematology Oncology course for second-year medical students offered at Tufts University School of Medicine is taught by the faculty from the Division of Hematology Oncology, and is nationally recognized as one of the most innovative and comprehensive for medical students.