The National University Hospital Paediatric and Adult BMT services manage approximately 70 new BMTs annually. This number is increasing at a rate of 30% each year since 2006. Our programme is currently the largest BMT programme in the restructured sector in Singapore. This fellowship is tailored to meet the needs of advanced paediatric hematology/ oncology trainees/ graduates in acquiring clinical knowledge and skills to be able to start and maintain a paediatric dedicated BMT program in their home country.
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed Paediatric Hematology/ Oncology training
Training Duration: 1-year fellowship
The training is modular with 4 modules of 3 months each to accomplish the relevant training objectives. After completion of the foundation module (3 months), trainee can opt to continue with advanced modules (9 months).
Methods of Training:
- Clinical Training:
- Daily inpatient ward rounds (> 2 times a day as indicated)
- Weekly clinical hand-over rounds (Mondays 9am)
- Twice weekly outpatient clinics (Mondays 2pm, Wednesdays 10.30am)
- Weekly medico-social multidisciplinary meeting (Wednesdays 2.30pm)
- Weekly Paediatric Intensive Care Round (Monday 7.45am)
- Clinical Laboratory Training (1 month):
- Blood bank
- Blood donation centre
- Stem cell laboratory
- HLA laboratory
- Didactic/ Interactive Teachings:
- Twice weekly hematology teachings (Tuesdays 4.30pm, Thursdays 2pm)
- Weekly general paediatrics CME and hospital grand rounds
- Weekly haematology journal club (Thursdays 11.30am)
- Weekly stem cell laboratory meeting (Fridays 1pm)
- Weekly grand morphology and flow cytometry rounds (Thursdays 1pm)
- Weekly BMT journal club/ meeting (Thursdays 4.30pm)
- Weekly Davao/ Philippines – St Jude Outreach meeting (Fridays 8.30am)
- Research Laboratory Training:
- Paediatric Hematology/ Oncology Laboratory: MRD detection, NK cell receptors studies, immune reconstitution studies, pharmacogenomics studies
- Weekly case/s presentation and discussion (in and outpatient – new and existing cases)
- Log book
- One-page report at end of each module
- Exit viva for Fellows who complete 4 modules with a certification of training in our centre
A paediatric BMT physician will be assigned to oversee and monitor the entire training period of the Fellow. He/ she will not be assigned to supervise more than 2 Fellows or advance trainees at any given time.
All clinical work that the Fellow is responsible for will also be supervised by the paediatric BMT physician on-service for that week.
Fellows who choose to do all 4 modules are required to:
- Participate in clinical/ translational BMT research. This can be active participation in open trials/ studies or start new protocols/ studies.
- Complete a paper (case reports acceptable) submission to relevant subspecialty journal and/or to present a poster in a local or international scientific meeting.
Interested Applicants, please email Dr. Poh-Lin Tan
Fellows' office at VUC3
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