Before Getting Started | Program Year 1 | Program Year 2 | Program Year 3
- Get ready to start your fellowship.
- Prepare an abstract for submission to the ASH annual meeting: If you have an ongoing project in hematology, consider preparing an abstract for submission to the upcoming ASH annual meeting. Presenting at the ASH annual meeting will provide you with networking opportunities, and demonstrates your interest within specific areas of hematology. Deadline for abstract submission is usually August (check Annual Meeting section for details).
- Join ASH: ASH provides valuable discounts and resources to trainees that will help them further their careers, and allow you to apply and avail of certain grants and programs that ASH offers its members. It is also a prerequisite to discounted registration fee at the ASH annual meeting. ASH Applications for Associate membership are processed throughout the year until early November.
- Attend the AMEH Annual Meeting: usually held each year in April, the Agrupación Mexicana para el Estudio de la Hematología (AMEH) is the nation's largest Hematologist Society Meeting.
- Register for the ASH annual meeting.
- Identify opportunities to apply for training in clinical/translational research degree programs or workshops, such as theASH Clinical Research Training Institute, and the EHA-ASH Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH).
- Identify a research advisor for your first year. If not assigned to you at the beginning of your fellowship, ask your program director to assist in the identification of an advisor for your first year of training. The role of this advisor would be to serve as a resource to you as you begin to consider career pathways and research careers. As well as to define your thesis research project.
- Identify financial support and grants: find in Mexico or international economic support for your research project. You can access to CONACYT or FUNSALUD grants, as well as at your local University or home Hospital.
- Expand your knowledge, attend conferences. Attending conferences at your institution (within your division, department, undergraduate/graduate departments) can help gain exposure to faculty's research interests.
- ASH Annual Meeting: be ready to attend the ASH Annual Meeting and don't forget Trainee Day. You can use the ASH Training section to find information on how to move through the meeting.
- If applicable: be ready to write your annual promotion final exam.
- Trainee AMEH update: if possible attend the AMEH annual trainee update held in February in Mexico City.
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