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Frequently Asked Questions

Do the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowships participate in the Match?
The Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Combined Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Programs at UCSF Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Combined Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Programs at UCSF participate in the Match. Please register with the NRMP and adhere to the NRMP schedule of dates regarding application submission, interviews, rank submission, and position offers. The NRMP can be reached at (202) 862-6077 or visit their website for more information.

The Adult Hematologic Malignancies and Bone and Marrow Transplant Fellowship does not participate in the Match. Please contact Mari Collings at Mari.Collings@ucsf.edu or more information.

How do you apply for a fellowship position?
The Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Combined Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowships accept applications for the match through ERAS only. Please visit the ERAS website for more information. The deadline for applications is August 31.

To apply for the Adult Hematologic Malignancies and Bone and Marrow Transplant Fellowship, Download application and submit completed application in PDF form to Mari Collings. You can also mail your application to:

UCSF – Hematology / Oncology Education Office
c/o Fellowship Coordinator
1600 Divisadero St., Room A708
Mailbox 1770
San Francisco, CA 94143-1770
Phone: 415-885-7276
Email: hemonc.fellowship@ucsf.edu

What type of Visas does Hematology and Medical Oncology sponsor for clinical fellows?
The Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology will consider sponsorship of J-1 or H1B visas for fellowship positions on a case by case basis and pending the review and approval of Department of Medicine leadership. Both J-1 and H1B visas must have at least three years of remaining eligibility from the start of fellowship.
Is it necessary to obtain a California Medical License before applying?
No. However, you must be eligible to obtain one. If you match with our program, there will be time to apply for a medical license. However, you will need to submit your application materials immediately after the Match and repeatedly check in with the Medical Board by phone to track the status and confirm receipt of all required documents in order to have your license in time to start training in July.
Is it necessary to obtain a California Letter before applying?
No. The California Letter is not required. However, you must have a letter of recommendation from your current Program Director and/or Division Chief or Chair plus two additional letters of recommendation.
How many ACGME fellows do you take each year?
We typically offer between 6 to 7 positions each year.
How many Non-ACGME Adult Heme & BMT fellows do you take each year?
We only have one position currently available each year.

For additional information on the ACGME Fellowship, please contact:

Hematology and Medical Oncology Education Office
c/o Fellowship coordinator
1600 Divisadero St., Room A 708
San Francisco, CA 94143-1770
Telephone: 415-885-7276
Hemonc.fellowship@ucsf.edu