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Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Welcome to the City of Hope Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME).  GME is an essential and integral part of the academic atmosphere and clinical environment necessary to accomplish the mission of City of Hope. All residency and clinical fellowship programs at City of Hope are overseen by the Designated Institutional Official, the Director of Graduate Medical Education & Clinical Training and by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).  The office of GME offers a variety of resources to assist residents, fellows, faculty and staff in meeting their clinical training goals and objectives.  The office of GME is available to assist you, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns.
 
Clinical Residency and Fellowship Programs
 
City of Hope's Clinical Training Programs offer excellent opportunities for physicians interested in expanding their knowledge base and clinical expertise in specialty and subspecialty areas. Our clinical training programs offer intensive didactic as well as hands-on training by instructors who have made significant contributions to cancer research and clinical practice.
 
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
 
Our Graduate Medical Education Committee provides oversight, guidance, and support to ensure the quality of education and work environment for all our trainees. Responsibilities of the GMEC include the following:

  • Develop and review policies and procedures that affect both ACGME-accredited and non-accredited clinical training programs and their trainees
     
  • Maintain oversight of and liaison with clinical program directors
     
  • Conduct regular reviews of ACGME-accredited clinical training programs in accordance with the Common Program Requirements and the RRC Program Requirements
     
  • Review and approve non-ACGME accredited clinical training programs to ensure that they meet equivalent standards to those required for the accredited programs
     
  • Review and approve changes to training programs which could affect educational quality or require ACGME approval
     
  • Provide a forum for exchange of information among all parties involved in graduate medical education
     
  • Review Letters of Report concerning all ACGME-accredited clinical training programs and monitor action plans for correction in areas of non-compliance
     
 

House Staff Application

Please contact Graduate Medical Education for a Clinical Residency or Fellowship application.
 
Graduate Medical Education
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
(626) 256-4673, ext. 63889

Agreement Checklist
 

Resident and Fellows Forum

The City of Hope Department of GME & Clinical Training sponsors a Resident and Fellow Forum. This forum provides a formal platform for our trainees to communicate with each other in a comfortable and collegial environment. The forum occurs at least once a quarter, and is attended by the Director of GME for the first portion, allowing exchange of information, as required or requested. Thereafter, the Director of GME leaves, and the trainees are free to discuss whatever aspect of their programs (or lives) they wish.
 
All GME trainees at City of Hope are automatically members of this forum and are  welcomed and encouraged to attend. The forum provides an open, group discussion that allows residents and fellows to communicate and exchange information on their educational and work environments, their programs, and other relevant issues they may face during training, as well as promote the well-being, interests and education of GME trainees. The forum strives to keep all residents and fellows informed about important issues that impact their professional lives as well as provide an organized voice to raise and resolve concerns for City of Hope trainees.
 
The forum is co-chaired by two active trainee members of the GMEC, nominated and elected by their peers. Any issues or topics discussed during the forum can warrant further discussion or presentation to the GMEC if decided by the forum. The forum co-chairs/GMEC representatives can also present any issues to the committee during the GMEC meetings.

Salaries and Financial Information

 

COH PGY Salary Scale 2014-2015
 

PGY

Salary

 

Monthly

Annual

Hourly
(2080 hrs/yr)

1

$ 3,811.04

$ 45,732.48

 

2

$ 4,263.64

$ 51,163.68

24.597923
3 $4,619.73 $ 55,436.76 26.652288
4 $4,978.26 $59,739.12 28.720731

5

$5,327.15

$63,925.80

30.733558

6

$5,688.08

$68,256.96

32.815846

7

$6,027.35

$72,328.20 34.773173
 

Trainee Benefits/Agreement

Physician-in-Training Agreements
 
 
 
 

Current Residents and Fellows

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
 
 
 

Allison DiPasquale, M.D.
Breast Surgical Oncology
Year 1
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship
 
Vishwanath Pattan, M.D.
Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism
Year 1
Tatiana Sams, M.D.
Diabetes Endocrinology
and Metabolism
Year 1
Jean Huang, M.D.
Diabetes Endocrinology
and Metabolism
Year 2
 
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation-HCT Fellowship
 
Alex Herrera, M.D.
Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation-HCT
Year 1                                                                                       
Monzr Al Malki, M.D.                                                 
Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation-HCT                                                                   
Year 1          
                                                                     
 
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
 
May Cho, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 1
Anh Pham, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 1

Dai Chu Nguyen Luu, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 2                                                           

Niki Tank, M.D.                        
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 2
                                                                                                                           

Zeynep Eroglu, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 3

Odicie Fielder-Kimbrough, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 3
                                              
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hematopathology Fellowship
 
 
Lawrence Low, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematopathology Fellowship
Year 1
 
                                                                                                                                                          
Liping Song, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematopathology Fellowship
Year 1
                                                                        
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Radiation Oncology Residency
 
 
Wei-Hsien Hou, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncology Residency
Year 1                                                                             
 
 
 
 
Lindsay Jensen, M.D.        
Radiation Oncology Residency
Year 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 
 
Benjamin Cahan, M.D.        
Radiation Oncology Residency
Year 3
 
Mathew Hall, M.D.
Radiation Oncology Residency
Year 4
 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
 
Anne Falor, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 1
                                                            
Emily Fontenot Marcinkowski, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 1                                    
Michael White, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 1
John Hamner, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 2

 
Rondi Kaufmann, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 2
Shaila Merchant, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 2
Audrey Choi, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Research Resident
Aaron Lewis, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Geena Wu, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Research Resident
   
 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Urology and Urologic Oncology Fellowship
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jason Bourque, M.D.
Urology and Urologic Oncology Fellowship                                                  
Year 1
                                                                                                                                                                           
 
 
Dennis Lee, M.D.                              
Urology and Urologic Oncology
Fellowship
Year 1                                                                                              
Derek Prabharasuth, M.D.
Urology and Urologic Oncology
Fellowship
Year 1                                                     
Kristina Wittig, M.D.
Urology and Urologic Oncology
Fellowship
Year 2
Ali Zhumkhawala, M.D.
Urology and Urologic Oncology
Fellowship
Year 2
   
 

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Welcome to the City of Hope Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME).  GME is an essential and integral part of the academic atmosphere and clinical environment necessary to accomplish the mission of City of Hope. All residency and clinical fellowship programs at City of Hope are overseen by the Designated Institutional Official, the Director of Graduate Medical Education & Clinical Training and by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).  The office of GME offers a variety of resources to assist residents, fellows, faculty and staff in meeting their clinical training goals and objectives.  The office of GME is available to assist you, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns.
 
Clinical Residency and Fellowship Programs
 
City of Hope's Clinical Training Programs offer excellent opportunities for physicians interested in expanding their knowledge base and clinical expertise in specialty and subspecialty areas. Our clinical training programs offer intensive didactic as well as hands-on training by instructors who have made significant contributions to cancer research and clinical practice.
 
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
 
Our Graduate Medical Education Committee provides oversight, guidance, and support to ensure the quality of education and work environment for all our trainees. Responsibilities of the GMEC include the following:

  • Develop and review policies and procedures that affect both ACGME-accredited and non-accredited clinical training programs and their trainees
     
  • Maintain oversight of and liaison with clinical program directors
     
  • Conduct regular reviews of ACGME-accredited clinical training programs in accordance with the Common Program Requirements and the RRC Program Requirements
     
  • Review and approve non-ACGME accredited clinical training programs to ensure that they meet equivalent standards to those required for the accredited programs
     
  • Review and approve changes to training programs which could affect educational quality or require ACGME approval
     
  • Provide a forum for exchange of information among all parties involved in graduate medical education
     
  • Review Letters of Report concerning all ACGME-accredited clinical training programs and monitor action plans for correction in areas of non-compliance
     
 

House Staff Application

House Staff Application

Please contact Graduate Medical Education for a Clinical Residency or Fellowship application.
 
Graduate Medical Education
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
(626) 256-4673, ext. 63889

Agreement Checklist
 

Resident and Fellows Forum

Resident and Fellows Forum

The City of Hope Department of GME & Clinical Training sponsors a Resident and Fellow Forum. This forum provides a formal platform for our trainees to communicate with each other in a comfortable and collegial environment. The forum occurs at least once a quarter, and is attended by the Director of GME for the first portion, allowing exchange of information, as required or requested. Thereafter, the Director of GME leaves, and the trainees are free to discuss whatever aspect of their programs (or lives) they wish.
 
All GME trainees at City of Hope are automatically members of this forum and are  welcomed and encouraged to attend. The forum provides an open, group discussion that allows residents and fellows to communicate and exchange information on their educational and work environments, their programs, and other relevant issues they may face during training, as well as promote the well-being, interests and education of GME trainees. The forum strives to keep all residents and fellows informed about important issues that impact their professional lives as well as provide an organized voice to raise and resolve concerns for City of Hope trainees.
 
The forum is co-chaired by two active trainee members of the GMEC, nominated and elected by their peers. Any issues or topics discussed during the forum can warrant further discussion or presentation to the GMEC if decided by the forum. The forum co-chairs/GMEC representatives can also present any issues to the committee during the GMEC meetings.

Salaries and Financial Information

Salaries and Financial Information

 

COH PGY Salary Scale 2014-2015
 

PGY

Salary

 

Monthly

Annual

Hourly
(2080 hrs/yr)

1

$ 3,811.04

$ 45,732.48

 

2

$ 4,263.64

$ 51,163.68

24.597923
3 $4,619.73 $ 55,436.76 26.652288
4 $4,978.26 $59,739.12 28.720731

5

$5,327.15

$63,925.80

30.733558

6

$5,688.08

$68,256.96

32.815846

7

$6,027.35

$72,328.20 34.773173
 

Trainee Benefits/Agreement

Trainee Benefits/Agreement

Physician-in-Training Agreements
 
 
 
 

GME Policies and Procedures

GME Helpful Links and Resources

Current Residents and Fellows

Current Residents and Fellows

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
 
 
 

Allison DiPasquale, M.D.
Breast Surgical Oncology
Year 1
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship
 
Vishwanath Pattan, M.D.
Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism
Year 1
Tatiana Sams, M.D.
Diabetes Endocrinology
and Metabolism
Year 1
Jean Huang, M.D.
Diabetes Endocrinology
and Metabolism
Year 2
 
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation-HCT Fellowship
 
Alex Herrera, M.D.
Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation-HCT
Year 1                                                                                       
Monzr Al Malki, M.D.                                                 
Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation-HCT                                                                   
Year 1          
                                                                     
 
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
 
May Cho, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 1
Anh Pham, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 1

Dai Chu Nguyen Luu, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 2                                                           

Niki Tank, M.D.                        
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 2
                                                                                                                           

Zeynep Eroglu, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 3

Odicie Fielder-Kimbrough, M.D.
Hematology Oncology Fellowship
Year 3
                                              
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hematopathology Fellowship
 
 
Lawrence Low, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematopathology Fellowship
Year 1
 
                                                                                                                                                          
Liping Song, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematopathology Fellowship
Year 1
                                                                        
 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Radiation Oncology Residency
 
 
Wei-Hsien Hou, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncology Residency
Year 1                                                                             
 
 
 
 
Lindsay Jensen, M.D.        
Radiation Oncology Residency
Year 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 
 
Benjamin Cahan, M.D.        
Radiation Oncology Residency
Year 3
 
Mathew Hall, M.D.
Radiation Oncology Residency
Year 4
 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
 
Anne Falor, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 1
                                                            
Emily Fontenot Marcinkowski, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 1                                    
Michael White, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 1
John Hamner, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 2

 
Rondi Kaufmann, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 2
Shaila Merchant, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year 2
Audrey Choi, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Research Resident
Aaron Lewis, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Geena Wu, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Research Resident
   
 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Urology and Urologic Oncology Fellowship
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jason Bourque, M.D.
Urology and Urologic Oncology Fellowship                                                  
Year 1
                                                                                                                                                                           
 
 
Dennis Lee, M.D.                              
Urology and Urologic Oncology
Fellowship
Year 1                                                                                              
Derek Prabharasuth, M.D.
Urology and Urologic Oncology
Fellowship
Year 1                                                     
Kristina Wittig, M.D.
Urology and Urologic Oncology
Fellowship
Year 2
Ali Zhumkhawala, M.D.
Urology and Urologic Oncology
Fellowship
Year 2
   
 
Residents and Fellows
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