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The hematology-oncology fellowship is a three-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited combined program providing outstanding clinical training in all areas of hematology, medical oncology and stem cell therapy. The program develops well-rounded academic and clinic-based hematologists and oncologists who are well-prepared for American Board of Internal Medicine certification in both specialties.

New fellows and faculty gather at a meet and greet.
New fellows Meet & Greet with faculty, July 2022

You'll train in a collegial atmosphere that fosters peer support and intellectual growth, guided by internationally recognized and dynamic clinician-educators. RUSH University Medical Center, a nationally renowned tertiary referral center, draws a diverse patient population from the city, suburbs and Midwest region, exposing you to a broad array of conditions and patients.


RUSH’s multidisciplinary approach to patient care is supplemented by interdisciplinary tumor boards. These boards, attended by faculty specialists from other departments, discuss cases in depth and include review of pathologic and radiologic data.

Dr. Yun stands at a podium that says "Research Summit" next to a monitor that reads "RNA Sequencing to Characterize Pathways..."
Nicole Yun, MD (PGY4) presenting the update to her research on characterizing the EGFRm #NSCLC pathway at the EGFR Resistors Research Summit, November 2022


How to apply

We fill three positions each year, and will grow to nine fellows in the program at a time. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service. We sponsor J-1 and H1-B visas.

Dr. Nyembezi Dhliwayo accepts an award on stage.

Interviews will take place for selected candidates in late September of 2023.

Please submit your completed application through ERAS by September 1, 2023:

  • Curricula vitae
  • Personal statement
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination transcript
  • Four letters of recommendation, including one from your program director
  • Medical school transcript
  • Photograph
Research poster presentation

Revathi Kollipara, MD (PGY6) and Dr. Alan Tan in front of their poster at ASCO GU Symposium, February 2023

Research poster presentation

Chen Zhang, MD (incoming fellow) and Dr. Jamile Shammo in front of their poster at ASH, December 2022

Faculty for Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program