The PCMC Cancer and Hematology Division offers a 3-year fellowship training program in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology accredited by the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS), the Philippine Society of Pediatric Hematology (PSPH), and the Philippine Society of Pediatric Oncology (PSPO).
The program gives opportunities for trainees to be exposed to and actively participate in the science and practice of both Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Trainees are guided as they experience the process of inpatient and outpatient diagnosis, treatment, and care of various hematologic and solid tumors conditions (both benign and malignant).
Experiential and problem-based learning of research, theories, and principles are encountered, during daily rounds, conferences, and lectures. Required rotations provide the trainees with a holistic and multidisciplinary perspectives to patient care. After successfully completing the program, graduates of the fellowship training program are eligible are to take the subspecialty certification examinations in hematology and oncology administered by both the PSPH and PSPO.
The Training Program cultivates a culture of learning and scientific curiosity. It aims to develop competent, confident, self-directed, and compassionate Pediatric Hematologists and Oncologists, who will be leaders in their respective communities.
The program utilizes various teaching-learning activities such as clinical case presentations, practical examinations, comprehensive care conferences and bedside rounds, to ensure that the trainees are well equipped n evidence-based medicine and problem-oriented frameworks of learning.
PCMC being a national end-referral institution, boasts of an adequate number of cases per trainee, and a diversity of clinical experience assuring a respectable mix of cases that allow familiarity and mastery of common, complex, and complicated hematology and oncology conditions.
To further appreciate and fully grasp cases encountered, the program has instituted the “continuity of care program” in which specific patients are decked per trainee, to diagnose, manage, and follow up under the supervision of assigned consultants. This program aims to develop professional ownership and a sense of responsibility for patients. The program also has a Mentorship Program to provide fellows in training support and guidance as they embark on their fellowship journey fostering a learner-centric environment for strengthening professionalism and humanistic values.
The Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program of PCMC presently recruits 3 – 4 fellows per year level with a total of 9 – 12 fellows in the program. Fellowship program was established since 1988 and graduated its first fellow in1990.
Marilou A. Abiera, MD, MHA - Division Head
Joseph Vincent A. Alba, MD - Training Officer
Julius A. Lecciones, MD, PhD - Senior Consultant and Adviser
Marieliese V. Afable, MD - Consultant-in-charge, Out-Patient Services
Genaro Blas A. Bermudez, MD - Consultant-in-charge, Out Patient Services
Ma. Beatriz P. Gepte, MD - Consultant-in-charge, In-Patient Services
Ma. Cecilia L. Cruz, MD - Consultant-in-charge, Research Review
Reynaldo C. De Castro Jr., MD - Senior Consultant
Rosemario DV. Fajardo, MD - Senior Consultant
Edwin V. Rodriguez, MD, MHPEd - Consultant
Michelle F. Rodriguez, MD - Consultant
Ma. Theresa B. Sampang, MD - Consultant
Caroline C. Tan-Hernandez, MD - Consultant
Lorraine Marie S. Item, MD - Consultant
Joseph Vincent A. Alba, MD
Caroline C. Tan-Hernandez, MD
Edwin V. Rodriguez, MD, MHPEd
Marilou A. Abiera, MD, MHA