Application Process

Eligibility

Graduates of both approved U.S. and foreign medical schools and colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AQA) who have completed approved residency programs in internal medicine are eligible. All applicants must be eligible for Massachusetts Full or Limited Registration License must meet the UMass GME Technical Standards and must either be U.S. citizens or have appropriate documentation and/or visa to work in the United States. Graduates of foreign medical schools must have passed Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE and hold a valid ECFMG certificate and be board eligible for internal medicine.

Application Submission

Application process is via the ERAS application system.

The following should be included

  • Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendations preferably by Hematology/Oncology professors
  • Deans Letter
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores

For International Medical Graduates

  • Valid ECFMG certificate
  • Scores of Parts I, II and III & USMLE or COMLEX
  • Clinical experience in internal medicine in the United States (or Canada if Canadian citizen)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English since communication skills are the core of internal medicine and hematology/oncology
  • Good USMLE scores
  • Letters of recommendations from U.S. physicians familiar with applicant's work preferably in Hematology/Oncology
  • VISA

UMMS fellowship training programs may accept J-I clinical visas may sponsor H-lB visas in very limited and rare circumstances for an exceptional candidate. Both the Graduate Medical Education Office and the Office of International Students and Scholars must review all files of applicants with H-I B visas.

Selection Process

Programs will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual preference, disability or veteran status. Programs will select fellows from the eligible applicant pool based on academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as integrity and motivation.

Applicants are screened by members of the hematology/oncology division and invited for interviews. The Program Director, Division chief, and faculty members interview each applicant. Files are presented, reviewed and ranked by the Program Director and reviewed by the hematology/oncology division. The rank list is then submitted to NRMP.

Fellowship Administration

William Walsh, MD
Program Director
Venu Bathini, MD
Associate Program Director
Annette Swift
Administrative Coordinator

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Office
UMass Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655
Tel: (508) 334-7890  
Fax: (508) 334-6294