Eligibility & Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Hematology‐Oncology Fellowship Program (ACGME #1555413151). The majority of our fellows elect to train for three years in both hematology and medical oncology, leading to board eligibility in both subspecialties; however, the program is flexible and will consider candidates who are seeking training in the separate subspecialties of either medical oncology or hematology. The program also offers training in the ABIM Research Pathway.

The application process can be complicated. To help, ERAS has provided Tools and Worksheets for Fellowship Applicants.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Diversity enriches training, scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and a climate of belonging and respect for patients and their families, our students, trainees, faculty, and staff. We strive for diversity in race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender-identity, ability, and socioeconomic background.

Our program is committed to the recruitment of trainees from groups under-represented in medicine, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and applicants with a demonstrated commitment to service, with the overall goal of fostering an inclusive and equitable environment.

Application Timeline & Deadline

  • July 5, 2023: ERAS available to applicants
  • July 19, 2023: Programs may begin reviewing applications

Applications received after July 19th, will receive less consideration or not be reviewed.

Interview Dates

  • Tuesday, September 5th
  • Tuesday, September 19th
  • Tuesday, September 26th
  • Monday, October 2nd
  • Tuesday, October 10th
  • Monday, October 16th

Eligibility Criteria

  • Completed or currently enrolled in an Internal Medicine Residency program accredited by ACGME, ACGME-I, RCPSC, or CFPC, or an AOA-approved internal medicine program
  • Passing scores on all USMLE Step and/or COMLEX Level Exams
  • Commitment to a career in academic medicine
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residence by the NRMP rank order list deadline: July 19, 2023


Applicants requiring visa sponsorship who have an explicit interest and background in classical hematology may be eligible. Please contact Paul Ford (pford@fredhutch.org) for more information.

Required Application Materials

  • Personal Statement: Please limit your thoughts to around one page, prioritizing a brief but clear explanation of your areas of clinical interest, research focus, scholarly aspirations and related background. We value clarity on the type of research you would like to do, career development opportunities and disease groups of interest. When relevant, our program also values short narratives related to overcoming adversity and championing equity.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation:
    1. One from your Residency Program Director or Chief of Medicine in the hospital of your residency program
    2. At least two additional letters from faculty or professional staff of your medical school or hospitals where you have worked
  • Medical School Dean’s letter of reference
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Scores

Please be sure all materials requested above are part of your ERAS file by July 19, 2023. Incomplete applications (i.e., missing letters of reference or transcripts) will not be forwarded to the application review committee until complete.

What to Expect on Interview Day

As of June, 2023, we anticipate that our interviews will once again be online. Please expect interview days to start at 7:00 AM Pacific Time with an opening informational session, followed by a series of one-to-one interviews and breaks until noon. At that point we will have a brief Q&A if there is interest and then adjourn. Follow-up interviews and conversations may be scheduled for the afternoon depending on your areas of interest. The evening prior to your interview day there will be a social event with our current fellows. This will be an opportunity to ask questions, get to know our community, and hear more about why people chose to be here.

Sample Interview Day Schedule

7 a.m.-8 a.m. Program Overview

  • Presentations from Program Director and the Division Heads for both Medical Oncology and Hematology

8 a.m.-12 p.m.: Interviews

  • You can expect to meet with the following people
    • Program Director
    • Division Head (Heme or Onc)
    • Associate or Assistant Program Director
    • Fellow Representative
    • One or more faculty in your areas of interest

Contact Us

Paul Ford

Program Administrator

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
1100 Fairview Ave N – M1-B208
Seattle, WA 98109-1024