Application Guidelines

Applications are accepted through ERAS beginning on November 15 and continuing through the deadline. All applicants must participate in the National Residency Matching Program. Our fellowship matches one new fellow per academic year, with an exception every three year to accept two fellows.

To be considered for a UW Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship position, you must be a:

  • graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME);
  • graduate of U.S. college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or
  • graduate of a medical schools outside the US or Canada who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and meet one of the following criteria:
    • have US citizenship;
    • have permanent legal residency status in the US (green card); or,
    • have or be eligible to hold a J-1 Clinical Visa sponsored by ECFMG. Note: UW Hospital and Clinics will not sponsor H-1 (temporary worker) visas.

We encourage second- and third-year fellows to receive stipends through an NIH training grant; therefore, we require extra consideration when accepting applicants who are on a visa of any type. For more information regarding this policy, visit this NIH link and click on “Citizenship.”

Application Materials Required

  • ERAS application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation including one from your current Program Director


Upon receipt of all application material, selected candidates will be contacted to arrange interviews. Most interviews are conducted on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from January through early April.

Expectations of Qualified Candidates

  • Enthusiasm for a career in pediatric hematology and oncology
  • Sensitivity to, and readiness for, the life-altering nature of the diagnoses and treatments we encounter in pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Desire, through research, to provide a meaningful contribution to our understanding of the biology and treatment of pediatric hematologic or oncologic diseases
  • History of delivering excellent care to children through categorical pediatrics or medicine/pediatrics residency
  • Appropriately certified and residency-trained foreign medical graduates are invited to apply