Pediatric Oncology Residency Program
- Program Name: Pediatric Oncology Residency Program.
- Program Description: Three - years Pediatric Oncology Residency program is designed to train pediatricians working in the field of pediatric oncology at CCHE in all modalities and intervention procedures. It is a structured blended training for CCHE resident to graduate a new generation of qualified and trained pediatric oncologist.
- Degree / Certificate: Training Completion.
- Duration: Three years.
- Location: 57357 Children Cancer Hospital Egypt.
- Mode of Delivery: Onsite.
- Start/End: 1-12-2017.
- No. of Waves: 4 Waves.
Previous years data “Program in Numbers”
- Scientific Activities
The program is designed to equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for efficient and safe practice in the field of pediatric oncology providing high quality clinical and research training (to be a change agent) in addition to encouraging a career path in the field of pediatric oncology, The purpose of the program goes in line with the mission of 57357 hospital.
The program consists of block rotations and supervised clinical experiences at the Children’s Cancer Hospital- Egypt 57357, inpatient, palliative care hospices care services and outpatients department of 57357.
Our residency program will take in a cohort of 20 trainees annually, starting from January, and enroll them in a three-year training program in multiple disciplines. The program is based on three pillars; the curriculum, the rotational program, and the evaluation. Each part of the program is highlighted below.
In order to ensure the selection of qualified trainees, our eligibility criteria necessitate that candidates have completed at least the first part of their Master’s in Pediatrics AND one-year training in general pediatrics through the university hospital or MOH teaching hospital. All our applicants are required to complete their Master’s degree in pediatrics (or pediatric oncology), prior to completing our training program, to qualify them for applying to the Boston fellowship and other postgraduate programs. This is in order to provide an incentive for career advancement. Please find the details below.
- The Curriculum: Our Scientific Content
The academic curriculum of 57357 pediatric oncology (PO) residency program has been formulated through the revision of Dana Farber, European (SIOP) and Egyptian Fellowship curricula in addition to consultation with experts in the field of pediatric oncology.
It is designed to contain 4 modules; each module has a set of mandatory courses to undertake. Highlighted below is the modular framework
- Module I -- To be completed in 1st year
- Basics of Oncology.
- Hematological Malignancies.
- Module II -- To be completed in 1st and 2nd year
- Solid Tumors.
- Module III -- To be completed in 2nd year
- Supportive Care.
- Bone Marrow Transplantation.
- Module IV -- To be completed in 2nd year
- Palliative Care.
- Basic Research and Clinical Trials.
Our curriculum objectives are to:
- Describe the knowledge and skills expected from the trainees upon completion of training.
- Describe the methods of teaching / learning (blended learning/flipped classroom).
- Describe the method of assessment for knowledge and skills.
- Describe the expected time for achievement.
Meanwhile, trainees should pass the following mandatory, augmentative courses to ensure world-class interpersonal skills:
- First Year
- Advanced Life Support (ALS)
- Infection Control
- Basic Health Management
- Basic Interpersonal Skills
- Second Year
- Intermediate soft skills (manage your team and manage your profession).
- Patient experience – communication among health care providers.
- Third Year
- Advanced soft skills (manage your organization leadership and entrepreneurial ship).
- Marketing for non-profit organization.
- Health finance course.
Our rotational program consists of hands-on training through a series of rotational specialized pediatric oncologists who are our hospital consultants who hold M.D or board-certified. The rotational trainers will acquaint our participants with all aspects of clinical practice. The rotational program duration spans across 36 months total in multiple areas of focus. These are highlighted below.
- Inpatient Hematological Malignancies -- 15 Months.
- Inpatient Solid Tumors -- 6 Months.
- Emergency Room (ER) -- 4 Months.
- Day Care (DC) -- 3 Months.
- Procedure Room (PR) -- 3 Months.
- Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) -- 3 Months.
- OPD -- 2 Months.
Our trainees have to spend their training period in the following specialty to allow for the attainment of required professional readiness level.
- Palliative Care ------ 1 Week/Year.
- Radio-diagnosis ------ 1 Week/Year.
- Clinical Pathology------ 1 Week/Year.
- Pathology Lab --------- 1 Week/Year.
- Research Department -- 1 Week/Year.
Under supervision, the trainees will be responsible for admission of patients from the out-patient/ER. The trainees will perform all necessary procedures required for the patient.
Also, they will share in the completion of the following documents under supervision:
- Complete history and physical examination form.
- Investigation of requests, (laboratory, radiology, pathology, etc.).
- Reporting and documenting the results of the investigations.
- Writing the plan of management after consultation approval.
- Daily progress notes.
- Orders of the necessary diagnostic procedures.
- Discharge summaries.
In order to ensure the quality of our training, performance evaluation is conducted on a regular and continuous basis. Our evaluation form could be provided in a different attachment. The evaluation process involves all aspects of the training including the following:
- Scientific and academic progress: conducted by end-course MCQ examination.
- Clinical skills: Evaluated by the rotational consultant through an evaluation form.
- Procedure skills: Assessed through a log-book.
- Attendance and participation in scientific activities: They have to attend at least 75% of the meetings across the 3-year period. To be recorded through an attendance sheet.