Eligibility & Application Information

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Thank you for your interest in the University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research 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.

2020 Virtual Interviews

In accord with the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Workgroup and the larger GME community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our interviews will be conducted online this year. This includes interviews for applicants from the University of Washington community and the greater Northwest.

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 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 and to an inclusive and equitable environment.

Application Timeline & Deadline

  • 07/01/2020: ERAS available to applicants
  • 08/12/2020: Programs may begin reviewing applications

Applications submitted after 8/12 will generally not be considered

Interview Dates

  • 09/11/2020
  • 09/15/2020
  • 09/21/2020
  • 09/29/2020
  • 10/09/2020
  • 10/12/2020
  • 10/20/2020

Eligibility Criteria

 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: 11/18/2020

NOTE: DUE TO THE NATURE OF FELLOWSHIP FUNDING, WE CANNOT CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FROM H1-B AND J-1 VISA HOLDERS.

Required Application Materials

  • Personal Statement (1 page preferred; please describe your career goals)
  • 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 Wednesday, 08/12/2020. 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

Our plan for virtual interviews is evolving. Generally, please expect an opening informational session followed by interviews in the morning. Follow-up interviews and conversations may be scheduled for the afternoon depending on your areas of interest. At the end of your interview day, we anticipate an online 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 Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave N – D5-100
Seattle, WA 98109-1024