The Academic Hematology-Oncology Firm: A Model for Postgraduate Cancer Education

Manish Kohli, Clive Zent, Laura F. Hutchins, Mazin Safar, Paul Dotson, Paulette Mehta

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Objective. To examine whether the introduction of a subspecialty firm system results in improving fellowship training in hematology and oncology. Methods. A subspecialty firm in Hematology-Oncology was created to provide ambulatory and inpatient, primary, and subspecialty care. A survey was conducted of all fellows who trained in this firm while enrolled in an affiliated University subspecialty fellowship program. Results. The survey showed a positive impact of the firm in improving trainee-patient relationships, achievement of educational goals, and clinical competency. Conclusions. Larger observational studies are needed to evaluate the full impact of this model on educational outcomes in cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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