This four-year fellowship is a well-rounded program that develops highly skilled clinical and research professionals.
The residency is divided into two parts: an initial year of basic medical education in clinical pathology, cytogenetics and molecular biology, general oncology, surgical pathology, followed by three years of clinical rotations. Fellows spend 15 clinical months in oncohematology learning about neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow and lymphomas as well as developing clinical competence in blood and marrow transplantation techniques. The 21 months in medical oncology are spent learning methods of diagnosis, staging, management and treatment of solid tumors.
Fellows attend a series of core educational conferences and also prepare and present interesting patient conferences and pathological findings to interns and medical students.
Residency rotations sites include the University of Insubria Medical Center at Varese and the Oncology Institute of Italian Switzerland (IOSI) at Bellinzona.