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Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Meet Our Fellows!

Academic Year 2014-15... Meet Our Fellows!

The goal of the University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) #1554812150 is to train leaders in oncology. We recognize that these leaders may achieve in a diverse range of domains, including cancer prevention, health policy, clinical care, patient-based translational research and basic science.  With world class laboratory and clinical research faculty, renowned expert clinicians and a patient base that is unmatched anywhere else in the world, we are uniquely positioned to train a new generation of experts in each of these areas.

Our fellows are given the structure and supervision required to ensure that each is a well-trained, competent oncologist, and given the protected time required to build the beginnings of an academic career.  Ultimately, our success is judged by the ability of each fellow to excel in their own defined professional goals.

We offer a fully integrated, three-year hematology and medical oncology program. The first 18 months of training incorporates 12 months of clinical rotation, which includes both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies with 6 months of benign hematology. The ACGME core competencies and milestones are achieved through a required set of rotations, a didactic curriculum and elective rotations designed to broaden the base of knowledge. Our fellows, faculty, and program are continuously evaluated to ensure success in achieving these competencies, goals and objectives. For the remaining 18 months, the fellow is also involved in the clinical research program of each service or section and is encouraged to develop a research program of his/her own and to compete for national presentations and awards. Achievements

Educational tracks have been developed for clarifying the expected clinical and research expectations of each fellow during their training in this program. All fellows will be required to declare a training track at the beginning of their second year. There are 'Common Elements' which apply to all tracks which are: Master Clinician, Clinical Investigator, Physician Educator and Physician Scientist.

Following fellowship training, fellows may compete for entry into the Division of Cancer Medicine, Advanced Scholars Program. This program provides for 100% protected time to concentrate their efforts intensively in an area of investigation and practice started in the fellowship program. Completion of the Advanced Scholar Program positions each scholar for success in a tenure-track position in academic medicine.

Program Leadership

Program Director, Dr. Robert Wolff and Program Leadership (comprised of Division of Cancer Medicine faculty educators) provide continual oversight to the program and its trainees. Stipends are fully supported. The majority of the educational process takes place within MD Anderson Cancer Center; however, fellows also have the opportunity for continuity of care at Harris Health System which is comprised of LBJ General Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital with additional educational opportunities at Memorial Hermann Hospital; The Methodist Hospital and the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.

How to Apply

ERAS opens for new applications on July 1, 2014. Deadline for submission of applications for the 2015 Academic Year will be August 31, 2014. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) only.

(Interviews will be conducted September 6, 2014 thru October 24, 2014.)

Required documents for all applicants:

  • Curricula vitae
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • (3) Letters of recommendation, plus
  • (1) Letter of recommendation from your program director
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Photograph (optional)

MD Anderson is an EOE employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or veteran status, except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas are security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51-215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. It is the policy of MD Anderson to conduct appropriate background checks on post-offer candidates for appointment to educational trainee positions consistent with institutional policies and procedures, Texas Government Code Section 559.001 et seq., The University of Texas System's Business Procedures Memorandum 29-04-03, and directives of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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