The education activities within the division include weekly tumor conferences in the management of a wide variety of cancers that includes head and neck cancers, GU cancer, liver tumors, thoracic and breast malignancies, as well as hematolymphoid. There is a monthly hem/onc journal club and research conference as well as a weekly hematology lecture. There are weekly core curriculum conferences where the faculty members or outside lecturers provide the division with information regarding the management and biology of malignancies in both hematology and solid tumors.
There is also a weekly morning case briefing tumor conference on hematology as well as a planned formal monthly presentation of new information or problems or diagnosis and treatment of patients particularly with hematology malignancies as well as benign hematology diseases. Every week following the continuity clinic there is a post clinic conference where select cases from the fellows continuity clinic are discussed for the purpose of education.
In the areas of clinical research, fellows may work with any number of mentors in hematology malignancies and solid tumor programs at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak as well as the bone marrow transplant program at Karmanos Cancer Institute. Support is available for clinical research from the proper sources by the fellows in cooperation with mentors on clinical trial methodology, biostatistics and support from Beaumont Community Oncology Research Program, is also available. The hematology-oncology fellowship program is also an excellent opportunity for clinical exposure for the field of hematology-oncology with an emphasis on outpatient management as well as inpatient management of the complications of cancer and treatment.