The goal of the fellowship program is to produce competent consultants who are able to take appropriate decisions in all areas of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and to conduct clinical research. Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is also operating King Fahad National Centre for Children’s Cancer and Research, a 40-bed facility that will soon expand to a 70-bed capacity pediatric oncology centre.
A major strength of the program is the wide variety of clinical problems available for study. The department consists of outpatient hematology, stem cell transplantation and oncology clinics, walk-in treatment area units, hematology/oncology wards at both King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Gen. Org.) and King Fahad National Centre for Children’s Cancer, and stem cell transplantation unit. Routine, special and coagulation laboratories, a blood bank and research centre laboratories are also available for the trainees. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology training program provides two years of clinical training with a third year for research.