Fellows training in our program receive a comprehensive education in the management of malignant and non-malignant hematology, bone marrow transplant, and solid tumor oncology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
All fellows are assigned research blocks during their second and third year of training. Fellows are expected to engage in research in any of the areas of hematology or medical oncology , depending on their areas of interest. Research overviews can be found at www.cinj.org/research/research-overview and rwjms.umdnj.edu/tments_institutes/medicine/divisions/hem/research/index.html.
Fellows are able to develop their teaching skills, under supervision and mentorship of the attending faculty, in bedside teaching, small group and conference presentations for medical students and internal medicine residents.
Each fellow is expected to present in-depth topic presentations and journal clubs to their colleagues during the course of each year.
During inpatient service blocks, fellows are engaged in daily teaching rounds.
Noon conference occurs three days per week and includes faculty lectures, educational sessions and board review sessions.
Fellows have weekly hematology topic conference (lecture, journal club or topic presentation), hematology case conference, and oncology case or topic conference.
Fellows routinely attend tumor boards at CINJ (required for area pertaining to continuity clinic).
Attending internal medicine department grand rounds and cancer center grand rounds is strongly encouraged.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), New Brunswick, NJ, is the primary teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. RWJUH consists of 507 medical/surgical beds, accredited residencies in all specialties and subspecialties, and serves as a tertiary care facility for the 2.8 million people living in central New Jersey. The Cancer Hospital of New Jersey is part of RWJUH and includes 103 beds including a medical oncology floor with 31 beds, a hematologic malignancy floor with 20 beds, and a designated Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit with 11 beds.
The Clinical Academic Building, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), and Saint Barnabas Medical Center provide extensive ambulatory facilities for hematology and oncology outpatient care.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ): The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey ( www.cinj.org) is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and is dedicated to improving the prevention, detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer. CINJ’s physician-scientists engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life. CINJ is a Center of Excellence at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. CINJ offers patients numerous options for clinical trials, including investigator-initiated, industry, and cooperative group studies. To learn more about CINJ, please go to www.cinj.org/about-cinj/about-rutgers-cancer-institute-new-jersey.
CINJ Oncology Programs:
Global Oncology Elective Program
This is a non-mandatory elective for fellows to spend at least 1 month at University of Botswana School of Medicine during their 3 year Hematology-Oncology Fellowship. Fellows identify a research project based on Botswana’s needs in cancer care and their professional interest. The objective for their time in Botswana is to gain exposure to Oncologic care in a resource-limited setting and identify a research/quality improvement project that they can remain involved in throughout their remaining research blocks in fellowship. Participating fellows engage in regular seminars and research-related activities.
CINJ Research Programs
Hematology Research Programs