Fellowship Program


Program Overview

The adult Hematology program at the Schulich School of Medicie & Dentistry, Western University, is a two-year program that fulfills all the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The program is organized into 12 months of core clinical hematology rotations, 6 months of laboratory rotations, 6 weeks pediatric hematology/oncology, 6 weeks medical oncology/radiation oncology, and 3 months of elective time.

  • The core clinical hematology rotations include: General Hematology, Hemostasis & Thrombosis, Inpatient Malignant Hematology, and Outpatient Malignant Hematology/Stem Cell Transplantation (3 months each). 
  • Laboratory Rotations include 1 month each of General hematology & Morphology, Investigational Hematology & Flow Cytometry, Hemostasis/Thrombosis, Hematopathology (including cytogenetics & molecular genetics), and 2 months of Transfusion Medicine.

Residents have their own supervised longitudinal clinic (one half-day per week) that spans the entire 2-year program, allowing for an extended ambulatory care experience. 

Teaching Curriculum: There is a weekly Academic Half-Day with a formal teaching schedule. Residents also get longitudinal one-on-one morphology teaching in the PGY-4 year. Journal club takes place on a monthly basis. The hematology residents participate in a Seminar Series where they present rounds on a monthly basis. The trainees have regular morphology, written and oral practice exams.


Rotations in PGY-4 year include:

Clinical Hematology rotations – 8 months total
  • General Hematology (2 months)
  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis (2 months)
  • Inpatient Malignant Hematology (2 months)
  • Outpatient Malignant Hematology (2 months)
Laboratory rotations – 4 months total
  • General hematology and morphology (1 month)
  • Investigational hematology & flow cytometry (1 month)
  • Hemostasis/Thrombosis (1 month)
  • Transfusion medicine (1 month)

Rotations in PGY-5 year include:

Clinical Hematology rotations – 4 months total
  • General Hematology (1 month)
  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis (1 month)
  • Inpatient Malignant Hematology/Stem Cell Transplantation (1 month)
  • Outpatient Malignant Hematology (1 month)
Laboratory rotations – 2 months total
  • Hematopathology, cytogenetics, molecular genetics (1 month)
  • Transfusion medicine (1 month) 
Other Clinical Rotations – 3 months total
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (6 weeks)
  • Medical Oncology/Radiation Oncology/Palliative care (6 weeks)
  • Electives -clinical, laboratory or research (3 months)

Program Resources

  • In-patient Hematology Ward with 2 designated nurse practitioners
  • City-wide Hematology Consultation Service
  • Outpatient Clinics at Victoria Hospital and London Regional Cancer Program
  • State-of-the-Art Laboratory Facilities
  • Autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant program
  • Abundant research opportunities (clinical, laboratory and basic science)

Training Sites

Participating hospitals include London Health Sciences Centre (Victoria Hospital and University Hospital), St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario, and the London Regional Cancer Program.
The majority of the rotations (clinical and laboratory) are based at Victoria Hospital and London Regional Cancer Program. The London Health Sciences Centre Medical Laboratory provides the primary site for laboratory training.