Training

Typical First Year

  • Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Service: 24 weeks per year
  • Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Clinic: eight weeks per year
  • Hematology Comprehensive Care Clinic: four weeks per year (combined with time in our Late Effects/Survivorship Clinic)
  • Stem Cell Transplant (combined inpatient and outpatient services): four weeks per year
  • Radiation Oncology Service: two weeks per year
  • Late Effects/Survivorship Clinic: four weeks per year (combined with time in our hematology comprehensive care clinic)
  • Transfusion/Laboratory Medicine: four weeks per year
  • Pathology Service Rotation: four weeks per year
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Continuity Clinic: one day per week (fellows serve as primary provider for patients under the supervision of a dedicated mentor)

Each rotation involves experiential and didactic learning. Our objective is to provide a comprehensive training experience with flexibility to accommodate unique interests and goals of each trainee. We emphasize ownership and responsibility for all aspects of patient care and fellow learning.

Pathology/Lab Medicine Month

  • Hematopathology. Attend daily hematopathology sign-out, review cases as assigned
  • Follow one to two leukemia cases each through flow cytometry and cytogenetics to understand techniques involved.
  • Arrange with attending in Pediatric Pathology to review solid tumor study set (min two hours/week with a faculty member and review slides independently); attend sign-out of new solid tumors at Primary Children's Hospital (mornings), and write up case report in conjunction with Pediatric Path staff where appropriate
  • Blood Bank lectures and hands-on experience
  • Night call for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology per routine schedule

This is a combined rotation with exposure to hematopathology, pediatric solid tumors, blood banking, cytogenetics, and flow cytometry. This rotation requires the fellow to contact the appropriate individuals to schedule times.

Radiation Oncology

Two weeks of Radiation Oncology rotation: Fellows will follow patients through radiation oncology consults, planning, and simulation at University of Utah radiation oncology.

Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT)

Four weeks with SCT service covering pediatric SCT patients both in and out. Night call for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology per routine schedule.

Adult/Pediatric Outpatient

Adult hematopoietic malignancies and coagulation patients when they have clinic days.
Night call for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology per routine schedule.
Remainder of time in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology outpatient clinic.

Scientific Career Building: Year Two and Beyond

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR MICHAEL E. ENGEL, MD, PhD

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Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Primary Children's Hospital
100 North Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Program Director

Michael E. Engel, MD, PhD
Email: michael.engel@hci.utah.edu

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Kristen Copeland
Email: kristen.copeland@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-662-4779