Educational Activities

All residents attend weekly academic half-days.  These generally include pathology and clinical presentations by faculty members, and residents also present on a monthly basis.  Weekly Journal Club also provides an opportunity for articles to be presented, critiqued, and discussed. 

Other educational activities include Hematopathology case seminars, Lymphoma multidisciplinary conference, a mock Royal College style examination, monthly Transfusion rounds presented via video conference from Toronto, and an epidemiology series on clinical trials methodology and critical appraisal.

Additionally, there are numerous optional courses available during residency training based on interest such as Queen's Faculty Development Teaching days which are highly regarded sessions to improve clinical teaching and formal presentation skills, the NCIC CTG young investigator course and medical leadership series through the Faculty Development office.

 Educational Activities

Hematology Conference/Rounds
A weekly noon round where trainees present cases and topics. Bring your lunch.
Hematology Journal Club
Yes, critical appraisal can be both educational and entertaining! Every other week journal articles are presented, critiqued, and discussed by a rotation of attendings and trainees. You never know what the attendings are going to say at Journal Club.
Hematology Academic Half Day
Weekly, including a Pathology and a Clinical presentation.
Lymphoma Conference (tumor board)
Held weekly, this is a multidisciplinary forum to discuss the management of lymphoma patients, attended by Hematologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, and Radiology.
Hematopathology Slide Conference
When the lights go down, be prepared to be quizzed. This is a weekly presentation of hematological morphology from current cases, with clinical correlation and discussion. Flame retardant clothing provided.
Practice Exam
Each spring there is mock Royal College-style examination at Queen’s consisting of a morphology exam and oral exam. Trainees are also encouraged to attend the excellent Practice Exam at U-of-T each summer.
Epidemiology Series
Dr. Joe Pater gives an excellent series on clinical trials methodology/critical appraisal in a combined round with the medical oncology residents.
U of T Monthly Transfusion Rounds
By video conference, with a great list of speakers.
ASH conference
Trainees are strongly encouraged to attend the ASH meeting each year. Funding is provided.
Genetics Mini Series
Dedicated to cytogenetics and molecular teaching
Transfusion Bootcamp

Led by UHN but provided in Kingston via videoconference and with local, on site faculty to lead seminars

Internal Medicine Royal College Examination Preparation Series

Weekly in the fall led by General Internal Medicine

Pharmacology Lecture Series
Topics in pharmacology and cancer biology.
Medical oncology academic half-day (the relevant sessions), Medical Grand Rounds, Medical Mortality conference, Oncology Grand rounds