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Why Choose UNC Fellowship

The Fellowship Program

Alice Ma, MD, FACP Program Director Hematology-Oncology

Potential” – latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.” Many training programs will boast about helping you develop your potential, but UNC is truly committed to flexibility in training, allowing you to maximize your time in training, maximize your resources, and maximize your potential

Mentorship” – for most of you, this is the first time you’ve ever gone through fellowship training, and you don’t know how to optimize your clinical and research training. We do—we will help guide your steps in the clinical arena, allowing you to develop your knowledge and skills so that you are able to care for patients with hematologic and oncologic problems in the inpatient and outpatient settings. We will also guide your steps towards a research and academic career, if that is your focus, from helping your find the most appropriate career mentors with projects that match your interests, to providing guidance on writing grants, and mentoring you as you conduct research, write papers and present at national and international meetings.

Accountability” – You are accountable to us for your clinical and academic responsibilities, but I feel very strongly that the program is equally accountable to you—to make sure you get appropriate career guidance, resources, instruction and shelter to allow for career development.

Our fellows have been able to train in health sciences research, basic sciences, clinical trials in hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and benign hematology. Our former trainees are on faculty in institutions across the country and working in fields such as health disparities, geriatric oncology, global oncology, hemophilia, among others. We have former fellows in clinical practices from coast to coast, caring for patients using skills and knowledge acquired during their training at UNC. We are proud to have been their launching pad and look forward to helping you launch your career and unlock your potential.

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