Clinical Experience

Our fellows benefit from the wide breath of clinical experience here at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, the largest children's hospital in California.  As the only hospital in San Diego and Imperial Counties that exclusively cares for kids, Rady Children's is the provider for more than 80 percent of our region's pediatric population.  The fellowship's first year of clinical experience is structured as described below:

Rotation Months
Leukemia/Lymphoma3
Solid Tumor2.5
Hematology2
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant2
Ambulatory Practice and Procedures1
Radiation Oncology0.5
Neuro-Oncology0.5
Blood Banking and Laboratory Medicine0.5

In the outpatient setting fellows develop a continuity panel of hematology and oncology patients and participate in the comprehensive clinics in the following areas:

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  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Thrombosis
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Cancer Survivorship

 

Educational Curriculum

At Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, clinical experience is complemented by a structured didactic program which includes:

  • Introductory Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Lecture Series (daily July-August)
  • Rady Children's Pediatric Fellows' Research Conference Series (monthly)
  • Tumor Boards (Neuro-Oncology and Solid Tumor) (weekly)
  • Pathology Rounds (weekly)
  • Hematology Lectures (monthly)
  • Inpatient Hematology Didactic Session (weekly)
  • Inpatient Leukemia/Lymphoma Didactic Session (weekly)
  • Inpatient Solid Tumor Didactic Session (weekly)
  • Journal Club (monthly)
  • Fellows Board Review (monthly)
  • Interdisciplinary Lectures (monthly)
  • Protocol Review Meeting (monthly)

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