Fellowship Program Director -Hematology/Oncology
About the Job
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital seeks a leader in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as new director of its flagship training program.
St Jude is home to the only NCI-designated comprehensive pediatric cancer center, with 600 new cancer patients in the most recent (pre-pandemic) year; the Hematology service attracts more than 300 new patients per year and maintains large active programs in sickle cell disease, hemostasis/thrombosis and bone marrow failure. The Bone Marrow Transplant service performs 120 transplantation and cell therapy procedures annually. Exceptional clinical research resources include the most comprehensive global pediatric oncology and cancer survivorship programs. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship admits six fellows annually, supported by the Clinical Education and Training Office. There are also subspecialty fellowship programs in Neuro-oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, and Cancer Survivorship; additional years of laboratory research training are also encouraged.
Our vision is that the Program Director will build upon the strengths of the current fellowship to attract and train exceptional applicants in pediatric hematology/oncology. She/he will develop and enhance a world-class training environment supported by exceptional resources from the St. Jude Strategic Plan, including a substantial commitment of protected time for the role. In collaboration with senior leadership, the director will design and coordinate outstanding career development opportunities for the fellows, with the goal of training the next generation of leaders, advancing clinical care and research in pediatric cancer and blood disorders.
The fellowship director will report directly to the Physician-in-Chief/Clinical Director.
Joint appointment will be determined by academic interests (i.e., Department of Oncology, Hematology or BMT&CT).
The fellowship program is shared with and administered through the GME office of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. Appointment at UT as an adjunct faculty member, at a rank equivalent to St. Jude rank, is encouraged.
Primary activities of the Program Director, among other duties, will include:
· Developing and enhancing a world-class training program supported by resources from the St. Jude Strategic Plan.
· Envisioning and coordinating exceptional career development for fellows.
· Oversight of didactic and educational activities, longitudinal mentorship, coaching, research opportunities and well-being of fellows.
· Oversight and management of fellowship clinical rotations, schedules, and fellow performance, evaluation and feedback.
· Selection of fellows through the National Residence Matching Program
· Evaluation of program faculty, and approval of ongoing participation based on evaluations.
· Active participation in GME activities and oversight in collaboration with UTHMC GME programs.
· Written descriptions of program goals and activities from time to time.
· Participation in national medical education activities, including professional society training opportunities (e.g., ASPHO, ASCO, ASH, AAP)
· Advocate for fellowship education and training to St Jude Senior Leadership
· Collaborate with Diversity and Inclusion Officer and St Jude faculty and leadership in optimizing recruitment and career development of fellows.
These activities may be delegated to/shared with Fellowship Program Associate Director(s) as appropriate
The successful candidate will be a board-certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist, with at least two years’ experience in medical education and/or fellowship program leadership positions, superb clinical and communication skills, and a track record of academic scholarship in research, education or both. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. Preference with be for mid- to senior-level applicants for this role, however junior candidates with outstanding potential are encouraged to apply
The mission of St. Jude, founded by Danny Thomas in 1962, is to advance cures for catastrophic pediatric disorders through research and clinical care. St. Jude is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” and was No. 9 on the 2018 Glassdoor “Best Place to Work” list for companies with 1,000 or more employees.
We aim to build on Danny Thomas' vision that St. Jude treat children regardless of race, color, creed, or socioeconomic status. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a diverse workforce and cultivate an inclusive institution that delivers the best care possible to our patients.
St. Jude is located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, a vibrant and friendly city at the historic American crossroads of music, trade, food, and culture. Mild winters and beautiful green outdoor spaces are part of the reasons why Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work. Cost of living and high quality of life are other attractions; in fact, Money magazine listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child.