Dr. Ashish Rajput. Fellowship in Lymphoproliferative Disorders, University of Alberta (2016 – 2017)
Dr. Kathy Jafari. Hematopathology Fellowship, University Health Networks (UHN), University of Toronto (2013 – 2014)
Dr. Majid Moteabbed. Hematopathology Fellowship, University of Calgary (2014 – 2015)
Seminars and Academic Day
There is an established academic day on Monday’s, with presentations given both by residents and faculty. On-call cases from the weekend are reviewed every Monday morning at 8:30am at program director's rounds.
Lymphoma/leukemia rounds are held at the General Campus every Thursday morning and are MOC accredited, with clinical case presentation and morphology review. These rounds provide a unique opportunity for interaction with the clinical faculty.
Coagulation/thrombosis rounds are held every Thursday afternoon. The resident may attend the clinical hematology rounds on Friday noon for selected topics.
Attendance at Medical Grand Rounds (each Tuesday at 8am), is encouraged, for relevant topics. As well, transfusion and hematology updates are held quarterly, which the residents are encouraged to attend. An active Blood Club provides a venue of a dinner/lecture series, which residents may attend, if desired.
Case studies, including CHECKPATH-HEMPATH are purchased from the American Society for Clinical Pathology on Hematopathology/Transfusion Medicine topics for the residents each year.
The residents are provided with personal participation login to digital morphology proficiency testing through UKNEQAS digital morphology scheme.
The residents are encouraged to attend the U of Toronto monthly Transfusion Medicine rounds, which are videolinked to The Ottawa Hospital, as part of the fellowship training program in Transfusion Medicine offered by the University of Ottawa.
There is a weekly pediatric hematology/oncology meeting (alternates between lectures, journal clubs and tumour board) every Monday afternoon at 4pm at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Many other seminars and lectures occur at the Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, and residents may attend relevant presentations.
There is ample assessment of residents with formal assessment during each rotation. There are regularly scheduled comprehensive mock examinations. Each year the PYG-2 to PGY-4 residents take the in-training examinations in Hematopathology (FISHE) and Transfusion Medicine (TMISE); these online examinations are prepared by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Residents have the opportunity to participate in teaching the hematology labs for the 1st year medical students at University of Ottawa, for which they receive formal feedback from the University of Ottawa.
Pulse 360 – several times a year residents are assessed using the PULSE 360 Assessment tool.