Board Certification Requirements
The Hematology/Oncology training program is designed to provide comprehensive training in all clinical aspects of Hematology/Oncology, as well as an in-depth experience in a defined area of research. Fellows who complete the program are capable of pursuing an academic career in Hematology or Medical Oncology, or both. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) currently requires two years fellowship training for board certification in either Hematology or Medical Oncology alone. Combined Board certification in both Hematology and Medical Oncology requires three (3) years training. Fellows are required to declare their intention to pursue board certification in Hematology, Medical Oncology or both by about January 1 of their first year of fellowship.
For those fellows electing to seek board certification in Medical Oncology or Hematology alone, their two (2) years of training will be divided between twelve (12) months of clinical training followed by twelve (12) months of research. For fellows electing to pursue board certification in both subspecialties, their three (3) years of fellowship will be divided between eighteen (18) months of clinical training equally divided between Hematology and Oncology, followed by eighteen (18) months of research. The clinical training period for all fellows will include rotation at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, for 7-8 weeks.