The collaboration initiative is a joint effort between Dana Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357. The program is made up of three tracks:
- Track 1 is a 30 month fellowship in general pediatric oncology.
- Track 2 is a 12 month sub specialty option for pediatric oncologists to develop expertise in a variety of pediatric oncology subspecialties.
- Track 3 is a 12 month subspecialty focus that would be available to other non-pediatric oncology specialists to develop expertise in a variety of pediatric oncology related subspecialties.
The fellowship will be primarily based at Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt57357 in Cairo, encompassing clinical assignments, mentoring, research and live telemedicine lectures with portions of the fellowship conducted at DFBC in Boston, MA, USA.
Course content is set using the American Academy of Pediatrics Oncology curriculum guidelines with a primary focus on pediatric malignancies. Throughout all tracks DFBC physicians and other physicians from various USA universities and hospitals will be invited to Cairo to lecture the fellows as well as CCHE staff. This will include training of CCHE staff in mentoring and evaluation skills utilizing E- lectures and combined web-based conferences. DFBC physicians will work with the CCHE staff to monitor, evaluate and ensure the effectiveness and overall value of the program.
Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows will receive a certificate from the CCHF 57357 and DF/BC.