Training & Education
Three years of training in internal medicine (including internship) are required before a fellow is accepted in the program. We have a total of four two-year Fellowships in Hematology. In addition, a combined three-year program in Hematology/Oncology is available, as well as NIH-sponsored research training grants. In the three-year combined program, the fellow spends one year in clinical hematology, one year in clinical oncology and one year in research. In the Hematology Fellowship Program, the first year emphasizes clinical work, while the second year is spent primarily in research.
The Hematology or Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program at USC provides the following major strengths:
- Exposure to a large faculty of internationally recognized authorities in the area of general hematology, hematologic neoplasia, HIV disease and oncologic disease.
- Exposure to a vast number of patients and ability to learn from the diverse patient population at three hospitals on one campus: LAC+USC Medical Center, USC Norris Cancer Hospital and Keck Hospital of USC.
- Ability to work within the multi-disciplinary environment of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 26 such NCI-sponsored facilities in the U.S.
- Ability to work within the academic and research environment of the Division of Hematology, which is known for its excellence in and commitment to teaching.
Hematology faculty are responsible for the education of approximately 60 interns each year, and approximately 35-40 residents each year. These individuals have been assigned to ward 14-600, to the Consultation Service at LAC+USC Medical Center, or to USC Norris Cancer Hospital.