Hematology and Medical Oncology Subspecialty Residency Program


3655 Vista Avenue
Saint Louis University Cancer Center
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110-0250

3635 Vista Avenue
Saint Louis University Hospita
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110-0250

Hematology and Medical Oncology Subspecialty Residency Program
Program Director: Carl E. Freter, MD PhD
Program Coordinator:  Gloria Skelton (skelton@slu.edu)

Thank you for your interest in our training program!

First year trainees practice inpatient care and consult skills, as well as see patients in the outpatient clinic. During their second year, trainees rotate through subspecialty clinical assignments in disciplines such as radiation oncology, immunopathology, gynecologic oncology, hemostasis laboratory, nuclear medicine, blood banking and cytogenetics. The third year trainees refine their patient care skills, as well as focus on research and development of clinical studies. Trainees are also educated in chemotherapy administration and safety precautions, and procedures such as bone marrow biopsy and aspiration, bone marrow harvest, and various laboratory procedures. Throughout their three years, trainees attend many educational lectures and multidisciplinary conferences, as well as regularly give their own presentations. They attend national conferences such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology meetings.

Our subspecialty residents continually have exposure to clinical research studies during their training. Our division is involved with protocols sponsored by the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), the National Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), and with various corporate-sponsored and in-house studies. Trainees are expected to produce abstracts and a manuscript and/or protocol by the end of their third year.

A general outline of our program is as follows:

INPATIENT PROGRAM
Year Time Period Description
First 6 Months Hematology and Oncology Inpatient Consult Service
First 6 Months Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Inpatient Floor Service
Second 6 Months Subspecialty Clinic Assignments
Second 6 Months Hemostasis and Thrombosis Inpatient Consult Service
Third 12 Months Clinical or Bench Research
OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
Year Time Period Description
First 12 Months
(1 half-day per week)
Outpatient Hematology-Oncology Clinic
Second 12 Months
(1 half-day per week)
Outpatient Hematology-Oncology Clinic
Third 12 Months
(3 half-days per week)
Outpatient Hematology-Oncology Clinic