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From the Greek word haima, meaning blood.
The discipline of hematology relates to the care of patients
with disorders of the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic systems,
including the anemias, hematological malignancies and other clonal
processes, and congenital and acquired disorders of hemostasis,
coagulation, and thrombosis.
Important procedural skills include therapeutic phlebotomy, bone
marrow aspiration, core bone marrow biopsy, and delivery of
chemotherapeutic agents and biological products. In addition,
hematologists are expert at interpreting the peripheral blood
smear, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, clotting assays,
hemoglobin electrophoresis, iron studies, lymph node biopsies and
lymphoid cell immunophenotyping.
Hematology fellowship training requires two years of accredited
training beyond general internal medicine residency. Of the two
years, a minimum of 12 months must include clinical training in the
diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of medical diseases.
In addition, a minimum of one half-day per week must be spent in a
continuity outpatient clinic for the entire two-year curriculum.
Dual certification in hematology and medical oncology requires
three years of full-time combined fellowship training which must
During the entire three years the trainee must attend at least
one outpatient clinic for a minimum of one half-day per week and
have the responsibility for providing continuous care to a defined
cohort of patients being managed for neoplastic and hematological
For the 2013-2014 academic year, there were three Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited training
programs with 24 active training positions in hematology. There are
also 136 programs with 1,610 active positions in hematology and
The American Board of Internal
Medicine offers certification in hematology. Candidates
applying for certification in hematology and oncology must complete
all three years of required combined training before being admitted
to an examination in either specialty. Those candidates that have
completed all three years of required combined training may take
the hematology and medical oncology examinations in the same year
or in different years.
June 2014 Issue of IMpact
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