The Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship of the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) was accredited by ACGME to start fellowship training July 2023. The school of medicine at TTUHSC offers an academic environment with an opportunity to collaborate with a large variety of healthcare disciplines and the potential to collaborate with faculty at our regional campuses through the robust interprofessional community. The TTUHSC pediatric hematology oncology division includes four physicians, four lab scientists and two advanced practice providers. We have five research associates and have access to additional resources through the SOM clinical research institute. We operate at two collaborating academic hospitals: Covenant Children’s Hospital and University Medical Center Children’s Hospital. Both offer inpatient and outpatient care to our patients. Each has its own, good-standing membership in the children’s oncology group (COG). In addition to our own hematology oncology service, our fellows will provide consultation to PICU, burn center, level IV NICU, and level I trauma center.
Our environment is rich with educational opportunities with medical students, resident physicians, and adult medical oncology fellows. Our service area extends across West Texas and Eastern New Mexico with a service population exceeding one million people. We strive to provide the highest standard of medical care and research to our patients. Our lab houses the Childhood Cancer Repository for COG which is the central repository for cell lines and xenografts. It serves as the resource lab for defining telomere maintenance mechanisms for COG. It is also a member of many national consortia and networks, including the South Plains Oncology Consortium (SPOC) and the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) consortium. It is supported by multi-million dollar grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), and Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Lubbock, TX is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center with a college-town atmosphere. The metropolitan population is made up of 300K, with a catchment area of over 1 million. Lubbockites live in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Residents enjoy an easy-going lifestyle with low housing costs, unique restaurants, cultural centers, a new state of the art performance hall, bars and boutiques, and a drive of less than 25 minutes to anywhere in the city. Lubbock also has great public and private school systems and over 66 public parks, resulting in a very family-friendly atmosphere, as well as access to collegiate sporting events at Texas Tech University.
If interested in learning more or applying for the fellowship, please contact Vicki Perez, email@example.com, or call 806-743-5604.