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Didactic Curriculum

Education is critical and a top priority.

All Hematology Fellows participate in the formal weekly ACGME-conforming  Hematology/Oncology-Curriculum Conference (Friday 8-10 am) which includes faculty lectures and Fellow presentations  (case presentations, board review subjects). Fellows in this program (which emphasizes hematology) will attend only hematology lectures.  During the 24 month curriculum Fellows will be exposed to all Hematology Board-relevant topics.

Additionally, the Hematology Fellows will engage in a designated Hematology curriculum series, featuring faculty lectures, fellow case discussions, and Board Reviews relevant to  non-malignant Hematology. Fellows will develop presentations, supervised by faculty experts, to intensify learning.

Fellows will also participate in the annual Hematology in-training examinations.

Fellows are expected to participate in the monthly HTTC "Bleed/Clot" Journal Club, presenting quarterly. Fellows will also participate in the monthly Hematology/Oncology Journal Clubs for Hematology-related articles.

Other training opportunities will be:

  1. The Transfusion Medicine "Red Thread" weekly lecture series (3-months curriculum)
  2. Comprehensive multi-disciplinary (Hematologists, Nurses, Social Worker, Physical Therapists) post-clinic conferences  the the HTTC  and Sickle Cell C Program (4-5 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)
  3. Multi-disciplinary CTEPH case conference (Pulmonologists, Radiologists, Surgeons) each Friday (2-3 pm).

During the summer months, a "what you need to know" series is given for incoming Hematology/Oncology Fellows, and the Fellows in this track will participate in all hematology-relevant lectures.

Examples of additional formal training options:

1. CREST Program (Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training)
   Additional CREST electives:

2. Master of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research.
3. Bioinformatics Training (RNAseq, Proteomics), Center for Computational Biology&Bioinformatics. Individual or group fellow training can be arranged.

4. Essentials and Advances in Apheresis Therapy UCSD (CME-accredited course), annually.

5. Translational Science Certificate for biomedical leaders and innovators to accelerate the translation of ideas into biomedical products.

6. POC musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) training for rapid bleed detection in hemophilia and musculoskeletal abnormalities. Developed by the UCSD Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center, comprising virtual and hands-on training classes. CME-accredited.