Training and Curriculum


Weekly conferences form a key part of fellows’ training and education. A weekly series of lectures provides a core curriculum on hematology and oncology, and grand round conferences allow fellows, faculty and physicians to discuss recent important cases seen in Duke and the literature. Multidisciplinary conferences also allow fellows to broaden their expertise.

Required Core Conferences

Hematology/Oncology Core Curriculum Lectures
Mondays, 12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The formal training of fellows is structured around a didactic lecture series and a formal curriculum, presented at a luncheon conference (or virtual alternative) each Monday. The conference instructs fellows in the basic science and clinical principles of hematology and oncology.

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9 a.m.

Grand Rounds presentations often begin with a case, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion and literature review prepared by a fellow, resident or staff member. Fellows' presentations are formally reviewed. Additional topics presented at Grand Rounds include faculty debates, M&M conferences, outside speakers as part of the monthly DCI seminar series, and research presentations by faculty and fellows.

Fellow Directed Conferences

Fellow directed conferences include a number of educational initiatives, including:

  • “How I Treat…” series
  • Journal Club
  • Board Review
  • Communication Series
  • Safety/QI meetings
  • etc.

Multidisciplinary Conferences

Fellows are required to attend and participate in at least one multidisciplinary conference each month throughout the fellowship. These conferences are listed below and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant Grand Rounds
  • Duke Health Raleigh Multi-Disciplinary Tumor Board
  • Head and Neck Conference
  • Hematology Case Conference
  • Hematological Malignancy Grand Rounds
  • Melanoma Conference Multidisciplinary Breast Oncology Conference
  • Molecular Tumor Board
  • Multidisciplinary GI Oncology Conference
  • Multidisciplinary GU Oncology Conference
  • Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP)
  • Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Conference
  • VAMC GI Oncology Multimodality Conference
  • VAMC Thoracic Oncology Conference