For the latest COVID-19 campus news and resources, visit umassmed.edu/coronavirus.

Search Close Search
Search Close Search
Page Menu

Rotations

Clinical training months are divided into monthly rotations. There are three different clinical rotations which have been outlined below. The number of months on the various rotations for each fellow will be determined by the Program Director. The remaining months not assigned to clinical rotations will consist of continuing outpatient clinical responsibilities (continuity clinic), electives in subspecialty clinics, clinical pathology, radiation oncology, blood banking, and/or continuing research projects.

Clinical Rotation 1: Inpatient Consult Service, University Campus

Inpatient

  • Provide timely assessment of Hematology-Oncology service patients, coordinating with the hospitalist and residents/students primarily managing the general medical aspects of these patients.
  • Assist with the management of the inpatient Hematology-Oncology ward service and have a working knowledge of all oncological complex inpatients
  • Arrange for outpatient follow-up if necessary
  • Perform (or supervise) all necessary procedures
  • Follow-up of pending laboratory tests and communicate them to the patient's primary care physician once patient is discharged

Other Responsibilities

Communicate admissions, discharges and updates with the patient’s outpatient attending.

Clinical Rotation 2: Consultation Service, University & Memorial Campus

Inpatient

  • Provide timely assessment of Hematology-Oncology consults patients who are under care of teams other than oncology team.
  • Follow-up of inpatients on consults service until issues resolved
  • Arrange for outpatient follow-up if necessary
  • Perform (or supervise) all necessary procedures
  • Follow-up of pending laboratory tests and communicate them to the patient's primary care physician once patient is discharged

Other Responsibilities

  • Decide (along with attending) which cases from the consult service to present at the Fellows Case Conference (Friday a.m.)

Clinical Rotation 3: Bone Marrow Transplant and Leukemia service, University Campus

Inpatient

  • Provide timely assessment of BMT patients, coordinating with the other team members such as residents and APPs.
  • Assist with the management of the inpatient Hematology-Oncology BMT service and have a working knowledge of all inpatients, especially complicated cases
  • Arrange for outpatient follow-up if necessary
  • Perform (or supervise) all necessary procedures
  • Follow-up of pending laboratory tests and communicate them to the patient's primary care physician once patient is discharged

Clinical Rotation 3: Selective Rotations

A variety of other clinical experiences will be encountered during these rotations including:

  • Clinical pathology rotations
  • Blood banking
  • Radiation oncology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Palliative Care

Other Clinical Responsibilities for all Rotations

  • Respond to prescription refills, patient phone calls, and clinically relevant communications from colleagues regarding your own continuity clinic patients.