Year 1 and 2 (Junior and Senior Fellow)
During the first two years, the resident will largely focus on the clinical aspects of pediatric hematology/oncology. At the end of two years, the resident will have spent 20 blocks on clinical service including a combination of:
- 13 blocks of inpatient and outpatient service
- 1 block in radiation oncology
- 1 block in adult thrombosis
- 1 block in pediatric palliative care
- 1 block in after-care (long-term follow-up)
- 3 blocks at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto on the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation service
The resident will spend:
- 2 blocks in CHEO’s pediatric hematology and transfusion laboratory
- 2 blocks in adult hematopathology
- 1 block in transfusion medicine at the regional reference laboratory
- 1 block in pediatric pathology
The resident will also gain experience with hematology/oncology emergencies during the clinical rotations and during their at-home, on-call nights.
Year 3 (Junior Attending)
Residents will have a minimum of 2 clinical blocks as a junior attending and will continue their continuity clinic at a reduced frequency. The rest of the year will be spent in research and/or formalized training in an area of focus, as described above.
The resident will work on clinical or basic science research projects, gaining an understanding of statistics, epidemiology and/or laboratory methodology. The resident will have covered most of the knowledge-based objectives by the end of the third year. The resident will continue with at-home, on-call nights.