Consensus on a core curriculum in American training programs in pediatric hematology-oncology: a report from the ASPHO Training Committee.


Journal Article

The Training Committee (TC) of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology created a foundation of common goals and objectives that could provide a structure for fellowship programs. The TC conducted a survey of program directors for input into the structure of their programs and training methods and the results are presented here. Additionally, a suggested core program is outlined, taking into account the new common requirements as stipulated by the ACGME and ABP, and additional suggestions from the program directors. This paper highlights the suggested training objectives and educational opportunities that should be afforded all fellows in this sub-specialty. The goal of this consensus statement is to provide a model curriculum to improve quality and consistency of training and achieve compliance with new requirements while simultaneously recognizing the importance of alternative approaches that emphasize each program's unique strengths and character.

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Cited Authors

  • Hastings, C; Wechsler, DS; Stine, KC; Graham, DK; Abshire, T

Published Date

  • October 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 503 - 512

PubMed ID

  • 17786786

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17786786

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0669

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0888-0018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/08880010701533645


  • eng