Goals and Objectives - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program



St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides a comprehensive program for training subspecialty fellows in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. The program is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and leads to subspecialty certification. The training program is an integrated part of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center’s Pediatric Residency Program (Program 3274731034). The goal of the program is to train the best future leaders in academic pediatric hematology-oncology in the United States. Upon successful completion of our training program, fellows will have:


Our program seeks to nurture and develop excellent clinician scientists trained and well-positioned to be the future leaders in the field.


The Subspecialty Training Experience

The ACGME accredited subspecialty training in pediatric hematology-oncology requires a minimum of three years. The first year of training provides comprehensive clinical training in hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplantation, with initial exposure to ongoing clinical investigations and research methods. All inpatient rotations involve teams that include an attending faculty member, one first-year fellow, one or two pediatrics or medicinepediatrics residents, medical students, one or more nurse practitioners or physician assistants, a social worker, a pharmacist, and a nutritionist. All admitted patients are treated by these care teams. The fellow learns to function as a member of this multidisciplinary team and to call on the skills and experience of team members. Two or more subsequent years are devoted to active, direct involvement in clinical or laboratory-based research.