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Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Programs

Typically, 6 new fellows are accepted into the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program each year. Acceptance into the program is based on a complete evaluation of the applicant's education, clinical performance, documented interest in research, and a strong potential for success in academic medicine. Prospective candidates will be invited to interview, with interviews in September and October.

The application and selection processes conform to the ACGME guidelines. However, due to a large number of applicants and the restrictions placed on trainees by the NIH Research Training Grants available to us, we cannot sponsor any H1b or J-1 visas

Application Instructions

To apply, please contact the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We require the following supporting documents to be submitted with your ERAS application:

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from your current Program Director)
  • Medical School transcripts, USMLE transcripts, and Dean’s letter

Note to Prospective Applicants About UCSD's COVID Vaccine Mandate

To UC San Diego and San Diego County Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or religious reasons (subject to review and approval). In addition, UCSD's major affiliates have similar expectations. Those healthcare workers who are out of compliance may not participate in direct patient care.

You may contact ERAS if you have any questions about the application process

ERAS Fellowships Documents Office
PO Box 13687
Philadelphia, PA 19101-1307


The University of California, San Diego, participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for this fellowship. Please contact the NRMP for information on how to sign up for their services:

National Resident Matching Program
2501 M Street, NW, Suite 1
Washington DC 20037-1307

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Appointment for Trainees in Graduate Medical Education Training Programs

Fellowship trainees who are matched to the UC San Diego Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program will be asked to sign the "UC San Diego Medical Center Terms and Conditions of Appointment", along with other letters and forms:

Please visit the UCSDMC OGME website to find information about the House Officer Policy and Procedure (HOPPD) and GME Academic Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines:
  • Institutional eligibility, selection, and nondiscrimination criteria 
  • Hours and working conditions policy 
  • Supervision policy 
  • Policies regarding Evaluation, Promotion, Corrective Action, and Dismissal 
  • The specifics of the house officer group health, life, dental, vision, and disability programs