Division of Hematology/Oncology


How to Apply

Penn's Division of Hematology/Oncology reviews approximately 400 fellowship applications each year. From those applicants, approximately 50 candidates are interviewed over five Fridays during March and April of each year. From those applicants, approximately 50 candidates are interviewed. There are 8 fellows accepted per year.

More Information on Application Requirements

  • Penn Hematology/Oncology uses the Electronic Residency Application program (ERAS) and participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).
  • The division requires a personal statement as well as three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the current residency program director.
  • The division also requires submission via ERAS of USMLE scores, the MSPE (Medical School Performance Evaluation), an updated curriculum vitae, and a personal statement.
  • The division does sponsor applicants on a J1 or H1B Visa. Applicants must have current ECFMG certification.
  • The Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP) has revised its fellowship match application timeline starting in 2012. The new timeline is as follows:
    • Applications will be reviewed between July 15 and August 15. Applications that remain incomplete as of August 15 and applications received after August 15 will not be accepted.
    • Interviews will take place on Thursdays and Fridays in September and October.
    • As per the NRMP, the rank order list submission deadline is the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving.
    • As per the NRMP, Match Day is the first Wednesday in December.

Learn more about the curriculum for fellows

Policy Statement for Applicants - Eligibility

To be eligible for a fellowship position in the Hematology/Oncology Division, applicants must meet the requirements in one of the following categories:

  • Applicants must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or a college of osteopathic medicine which is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and will have successfully completed an accredited three-year internal medicine residency program or two years of an accredited internal medicine residency training program with the intention to participate in the ABIM Research Pathway ("short track") prior to the date on which his/her fellowship would begin.
  • Applicants must be a graduate of a program outside of North America and meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
    • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction
    • Be a graduate of a medical school outside the United States and have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school

Policy Statement for Applicants – Recruitment and Selection

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of: race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, non-job-related disability or veteran status.


Alexa Davis
Program Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Perelman School of Medicine
Phone: (215) 662-3681
Fax:(215) 615-3704
Email: alexa.davis@uphs.upenn.edu