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.

Updated information for the 2020 application and interview season coming soon.

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

  • First week of June: ERAS available to applicants
  • 07/15/2019: Programs can download applications from ERAS
  • 07/31/2019: DEADLINE – All applications must be complete*

(applications submitted after the 7/31 deadline will generally not be considered)

Interview Dates

  • First week of June: ERAS available to applicants
  • 07/15/2019: Programs can download applications from ERAS
  • 07/31/2019: DEADLINE – All applications must be complete*

(applications submitted after the 7/31 deadline will generally not be considered)

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: 11/20/2019

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, 07/31/2019. 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

Evening Prior

Optional dinner with current fellows and other applicants

Interview Day

7 a.m.-8 a.m.: Breakfast and Program Overview

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

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

  • Someone will escort you to and from each meeting
  • You can expect to meet with the following people and to have at least one break
    • Program Director
    • Division Head (Heme or Onc)
    • Associate or Assistant Program Director
    • Fellow Representative
    • One or more faculty in your areas of interest

12 p.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch with Fellows and Faculty

*Some applicants may have interviews during or after lunch depending upon availability

Contact Us

Claire Moore

Program Coordinator

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave N – D5-100
Seattle, WA 98109-1024