Hematology and Medical Oncology Training Program
Fellowship Program Director Charles Lopez, M.D., Ph.D.
In the OHSU Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship program, our goal is to train physician-scientists with backgrounds in internal medicine to become productive independent researchers. Our curriculum is designed to meet the following objectives:
- Provide excellent clinical training in inpatient and outpatient care, and prepare you to work well with modern health care delivery systems.
- Guarantee you adequate protected time for basic or clinical research.
- Assist you in choosing the right professional path.
- Prepare postdoctoral fellows to pass the American Board of Internal Medicine examinations in hematology, medical oncology or both (most postdoctoral fellows prefer to be "double boarded").
- Provide periodic feedback on your performance.
The Research Component
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has become one of the premier biomedical research institutions in the nation. We attract accomplished scientists from long-established research centers. Our ability to garner competitive research funding substantiates the caliber of work in progress.
Fellows in our program are mentored by faculty from the OHSU Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Our low fellow-to-mentor ratio will help make your research experience and fellowship training productive and rewarding.
The Clinical Component
For post-doctoral fellows seeking board certification in hematology, medical oncology or both, our outstanding training program complements the research aspects of fellowship training at OHSU. Our program includes direct care of hematology and medical oncology patients in the clinic and on three separate consultation services.
The American Board of Internal Medicine requires 18 months of clinical rotations to qualify for both Hematology and Medical Oncology Boards. This18 months must include a minimum of 12 months of training in the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of neoplastic diseases including hematologic malignancies, and the equivalent of at least six months of training in the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of non-neoplastic hematologic disorders. Twelve months of clinical rotations are required for one board certification. The 18 clinical months are usually divided so that the bulk of the second and third years are dedicated to research activities. Post-doctoral fellows who elect to enter clinical practice in a non-academic setting may seek to spend additional time on clinical services and relevant electives in the third year.
Please note that applications will only be accepted through the ERAS program.
Fellowship Program Application Required Documents
- ERAS Common Application
- MSPE (Medical School Performance Evaluation)/Dean’s letter
- Medical School Transcripts
- USMLE or COMLEX Scores
- Residency Program Director’s Letter
- 3 Letters of Recommendation (including Residency Program Director’s letter)
- Personal Statement