hemonc fellowship



There are five to seven positions available in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco each year on a competitive basis.

How to apply

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Application materials are due on August 31 of the year prior to fellowship start.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. All applications to the UC San Francisco School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials.

    Required Documents for Applicants Interested in Hematology, Oncology or Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training
    • Applicants can be U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, or have a J-1 visa. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will sponsor a J-1 visa for candidates. Please refer to their website at: Our program, on a limited basis, sponsors H1B visas.
    • Completed application (please fill out completely, including cell phone and e-mail addresses)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Personal Statement, specifically addressing your academic goals and research interests as well as intent to single board in Hematology or Medical Oncology or double board in Hematology and Medical Oncology.
    • Three letters of recommendation: One letter should be from your current Program Director, Department Chair or Residency Training Program Director; at least two letters should address your clinical abilities and medical knowledge. For applicants with prior research experience, one letter should be from your research advisor/mentor. The letter should mention background and interest in academic Hematology and Medical Oncology as a career and view of competence to engage in scientific research.
    • Examination Requirements – U.S. Medical School Graduates - USMLE Parts I, II and, III or FLEX and be board certified in Internal Medicine;
    • International Medical Graduates – ECFMG Certificate, FMGEMS, and, if not a Citizen or Permanent Resident, a copy of a current Visa, documentation of successful completion of the language skills exam and be board certified in Internal Medicine.
    • Photos are appreciated
    • Women and Minority Recruitment: The Fellowship Program actively recruits both women and minority candidates.
  2. All appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.
  3. Appointments are made directly through the UCSF School of Graduate Medical Education. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit UC San Francisco for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted in August, September and October each year prior to the match date.
  4. *Candidates must be eligible to obtain a California Medical License.