We offer a subspecialty training program in pediatric oncology, hematology and blood and marrow transplant at the University of British Columbia.
This high-quality fellowship program provides trainees with skills in all aspects of clinical oncology, hematology and research. We are preparing oncologists/hematologists who will represent the clinical work force, educators, and investigators of the future.
The fellowship program offers comprehensive training in clinical and laboratory skills related to this subspecialty. Trainees are expected to develop a critical and analytical approach to clinical problems based on a solid foundation in the basic sciences, together with a comprehensive knowledge of clinical and laboratory hematology and oncology. For those candidates wishing to develop a research career, opportunities are provided for the development of laboratory-based and clinical research skills. Furthermore, the development of teaching skills with particular emphasis on the ability to deliver well-organized, critical presentations on a variety of scientific topics will be part of the fellowship program.
The program is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. At present the core training is two years with a third year in clinical or laboratory research, or other scholarly activities. Canadian trainees are expected to write the subspecialty Royal College Examination.
The Oncology, Hematology and BMT program consults on approximately 130 new oncology and 260 new hematology patients per year; and undertakes approximately 25 autologous and allogeneic transplantations per year. There is a dedicated in-patient oncology ward with 24 beds, including five transplant rooms, and an out-patient clinic which has close to 7,000 patient visits per year.