Program Information

Founded in 1960, our three-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers the training needed to become eligible for board certification in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Fellows work both in a university teaching hospital and in a unique Veterans Administration hospital, with superb inpatient, research, and ambulatory care facilities at both sites.

The training process during fellowships is intense and exciting. Our program recognizes the unique nature of this period, and in order to maximize the positive experiences available close supervision and mentoring are provided throughout both clinical and research fields.


The Hematology-Oncology curriculum is designed to meet the program's overall goal of giving each fellow a strong foundation in Clinical Hematology and Oncology.  The program provides ample opportunities for in-depth study of specific clinical disciplines and the development of a career in clinical or basic science research hematology. During the three-year fellowship, 18 months are spent working on designated clinical programs and 18 months are unrestricted so each fellow can pursue personal clinical and research career directions.

Core objectives

  • Acquire clinical expertise to care for patients with hematological and oncologic disorders
  • Acquire expertise in blood and marrow transplantation
  • Acquire proficiency necessary in clinical and basic research for a research career
  • Develop excellent teaching and communication skills that will lead to effective collaboration with patients and other health professionals
  • Achieve competence in key procedures such as writing chemotherapy orders, performing a bone marrow biopsy aspiration and biopsy and interpreting results and administration of chemotherapy via lumbar puncture or ommaya reservoir.