Clinical research is a key part of the Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Lankenau Medical Center. The research experience occurs in collaboration with the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.
The fellows research experience occurs in all three years. There is protected research time in the fellows second and third year. There are two months of protected research time in the fellows second year and nine months of protected research time in the third year.
- During the first year, the fellow is encouraged to begin the process of selecting a mentor, and an area of interest. This process should continue with a literature review and the formulation of a hypothesis, if appropriate.
- During the second year, further literature review should occur along with development of a protocol. This protocol should be submitted to the IRB for approval if necessary.
- The third year should be devoted to performance of the research and data collection. The results are to be analyzed and presented in an appropriate forum. Every effort should be pursued to have the report published.