The fellowship program in Hematology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation consists of two (2) years of full time structured, supervised training with an optional extension for a third year focusing on clinical or basic research. The high volume of supervised exposure will provide the fellowship candidate with adequate knowledge and practical exposure to become a highly qualified and independent physician taking care of all the varieties of blood disorders. Training methodology focuses on the candidate’s becoming a self-dependent learner with great emphasis on academic and research orientation periods.
The candidates will realize the importance of a team approach to medical problems. During the 2-year training, the fellow will rotate through the non-neoplastic hematology program which primarily focuses on thromboembolic diseases, bleeding disorders, and hemoglobinopathies, followed by hematologic malignancies program, and finally through the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation program which is one of the world’s largest programs for transplantation of allogeneic type. Rotations include hematopathology to understand bone marrow and peripheral blood morphology, blood banking, coagulation laboratory, flow-cytometry, and other laboratory hematology which is an integral part of the fellowship. Elective rotations in medical oncology, radiation oncology, palliative care, or other departments may be arranged. The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Gen. Org.) Hematology fellowship training program is an accredited program toward the United Kingdom subspecialty certification in Hematology (MRCPath).