Iftekhar Khan, MD

Bayhealth Launches Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 | Cancer Care
Bayhealth is proud to announce the establishment of the first Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship program in Delaware. This groundbreaking initiative aims to educate new fellows and equip them with the skills to deliver specialized care to Delawareans.

A fellow is a physician who has completed both medical school and residency and is board eligible. Fellows choose to pursue additional training in a subspecialty of medicine – known as a fellowship. Fellowship programs allow these physicians the in-depth training to become experts in a particular subspecialty of medicine.

The fellowship program will offer two positions per year. Interviews for prospective fellows will be conducted from August through October, with the final selection being announced on November 29.

Over the course of the three-year program, fellows will gain invaluable experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, enabling them to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field. In addition, fellows will receive training in pathology, transfusion medicine, and clinical research. As part of the program, fellows will also undergo a month-long training in bone marrow transplants at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. As a member of the Penn Cancer Network, Bayhealth is the only cancer program in Delaware affiliated with a National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Leading the program is Bayhealth Hematologist/Oncologist Iftekhar Khan, MD. Dr. Khan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the fellowship, ensuring the highest level of training and mentorship for the fellows.

"The launch of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship program marks a significant milestone for Bayhealth and the Delaware community," said Dr. Khan. "We are committed to nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals and equipping them with the tools they need to provide exceptional care to our patients."

The establishment of this fellowship program aligns with Bayhealth's mission to improve the health of the community and enhance access to specialized medical services.

Applications are now open and will be coordinated through the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS.

Visit BayhealthGME.org to learn more about the program.

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