Welcome to the Louisiana State University Health Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Feist Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. We, the Hematology/Oncology fellows would like to tell you a little about our training program, the friendly culture we are committed to sustaining, and the community in which we serve.

 

Our Fellowship Program

We have a diverse and friendly group of fellows who work together as a collaborative and cohesive unit serving a highly diverse patient population in North West Louisiana. It is important to us to create an environment that provides high quality patient care and learning culture where fellows feel comfortable asking questions as they develop their knowledge and skills, enjoy the work that they do and the people they work with. This collegiality for each other and our clinical teams extends to providing compassionate care for our patients and their families. Current and former fellows take pride in the camaraderie that exists in our training program and remain connected long after training. The culture for patient care and learning here is unmatched.  

Our program is three years in length and fully accredited by the ACGME. We have developed an integrated curriculum which incorporates clinical learning along with case-based interactive and didactic conferences. Our clinical training takes place in a variety of settings which include the Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Clinics, Inpatient Consult Services (at Ochsner LSU and at the VA hospital) and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Our didactics curriculum is rigorous. It includes an interactive, case-based Management Conference, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, Journal Clubs, and Research conferences to support scholarly activity. Additionally, we have weekly core curriculum which comprises of daily lectures given by faculty and senior fellows which makes our program unique. Our faculty are friendly, approachable and very involved in the education of fellows as well as the residents and medical students that rotate with us. Additionally, fellows actively participate in Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards along with other services to provide excellent patient care. Our fellows participate in clinical research in a big way, and present their research at departmental research conferences, institutional and national meetings. Speaking of which, fellow attendance and participation at national conferences such as ASCO and ASH is supported, with each fellow getting the opportunity to attend at least one national conference of their choice per year. Our program also provides fellows with multiple resources for board preparation and boasts of an excellent ABIM board pass rate.

Our Fellow Wellness Program ensures that fellows maintain a positive outlook and focus on their personal wellbeing in addition to their professional development. Our fellows and faculty have monthly departmental events to enjoy each others’ company. At our wellness events, we go out to nearby eateries, participate in fun activities such as axe throwing, painting or enjoying the great outdoors. All elements combined, our program is designed to prepare it’s fellows well for a career as a well-balanced practitioner whether they choose to go into academics, private practice or research.

Our City

Welcome to Shreveport, Louisiana! The Red River is the heart and soul of Shreveport, a cultural and gaming center on the Louisiana/Texas border. If the tables aren't your style, take a trip over the neon-lit Texas Street Bridge to the horse-racing at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Shreveport's sister city. Shreveport sizzles in the summertime but has a fabulous temperate climate for the rest of the year, perfect for outdoor activities. There are plenty of fun tourist destinations within driving distance to explore. There are many cultural, artistic, and nightlife venues located within the downtown district. Discover great shopping at the riverfront at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets overlooking the Red River with great outdoor lifestyle, dining and entertainment. The Red River Revel is a fun annual event with live music, great food, and creations by more than 100 local artists on display and sale. The good school system and low cost of living makes Shreveport a great place to raise a family as well.

We invite you to visit our amazing fellowship program and we can’t wait to meet you!

Sincerely,

The Feist-Weiller Fellows

Contact Us

Lauren Gray                        Program Administrator          Email: lauren.gray@lsuhs.edu  Phone: (318) 813 - 1431

MAILING ADDRESS:              Feist-Weiller Cancer Center  1501 Kings Highway                      PO Box 33932                    Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

Hematology & Oncology Fellowship