Hematology Malignancy Service Rotations

Fellows on the Hematology Malignancy Service

Focus is on learning the procedures and clinical aspects of hematopoetic transplantation. They are expected to be available to observe stem cell harvesting, high dose chemotherapy administration, and stem cell infusions. Much of this will occur in the outpatient clinic and Fellows need to be available in clinic during mornings Monday through Friday (except in cases where other continuity clinics conflict). Fellows are expected to write transplant orders and chemotherapy orders as well during this rotation. Fellows will follow transplant patients who are admitted to the hospital along with the transplant team. Fellows play an important role in communicating management of admitted transplant patients to the housestaff, given that these patients often pose very complex problems and require very specific management. Fellows are also expected to attend conferences specific to the transplant service, including bone marrow reviews and patient management conference. The transplant Fellow will also participate each Monday afternoon in the doing bone marrows on patients being evaluated for transplant. Other Fellows who are on elective are assigned to help the transplant Fellow in doing these Monday afternoon bone marrows on a rotating basis.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

A rotation on the allogeneic transplant service at Dana Farber Cancer Institute has been established. This is a one month rotation in which Fellows attend rounds and all teaching and patient care conferences and participate in patient care on the allogeneic bone marrow transplantation service at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.