The Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology has a significant and meaningful commitment to education. Students and fellows receive comprehensive training and mentoring by our faculty, which is composed of world-renowned specialists. Our training is based on the paradigm of translational research, which seeks to translate laboratory discoveries into applications to patient care, as well as to translate clinical observations into new directions in fundamental research.
Faculty in the Division are engaged in all aspects of education at the medical center. During the preclinical years of the medical school curriculum, faculty participate as basic science lecturers, as tutors in the Problem Based Learning (PBL) modules, and as leaders of small group sessions and journal clubs. The division coordinates a two-week module dedicated to hematology in the Basis of Disease Course (year two). The faculty also supervises medical students during their third year internal medicine clerkships and fourth year subinternships. Many medical students spend significant periods of time (ranging from eight week blocks in the summer to one-two year research sabbaticals) pursuing hematology and oncology research in faculty laboratories.
Graduate medical education is an important part of our mission of excellence. We participate in the training and supervision of internal medicine residents and hematology/oncology fellows. The Hematology/Oncology faculty interacts with residents on their rotations through this service, and with medical students enrolled in courses such as Malignant Hematology, Solid Tumor Oncology, and Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplantation. In addition to lecturing in the graduate school curriculum, several of our faculty, including Drs. Laurence, Hempstead, Giannikakou and Melnick, hold appointments in the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences and have successfully mentored students in their Ph.D. thesis research work. Teaching takes place in the Faculty Group Practice and the inpatient services of NYPH. The medical center is located in a tri-institutional campus that includes Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, providing unique opportunities for collaborative training.