Eligibility & Application Instructions for the Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Applicants must have completed at least two years of Pediatric training (preferably 3 years). U.S. citizenship is not required for fellowship; however, a J-1 visa is required for the training period. At least one year of training in the US is desirable.  Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program by the fellowship start date.

Application, Interview, Selection Process

Our program will accept applications only through ERAS and offer positions through the Match. Once your completed application has been reviewed, we will contact you regarding its status and the possibility of a visit to our institution for interviews with the program's faculty. Travel expenses up to $400 plus 1 night hotel accommodation will be paid. 

Any questions about this process may be directed to:

Rick Jacobson, Fellowship Coordinator & Executive Assistant
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
420 Delaware Street, MMC 484
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone:  612-626-5501
email:  rickj@umn.edu 

Information to be directed to ERAS:

  • Personal statement
  • Letter of intent & curriculum vitae (include your background, education and experience, long-term goals, and areas of interest)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one of which should be from the director of your residency program).
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Board Scores or COMLEX Scores
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

Note: A nationwide subspecialty match for Hematology/Oncology was enacted in 2001. Therefore, applicants for the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program will need to register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and complete their interviews before April of the match year. Rank order lists for residents and programs will be submitted and the results announced per the schedule of the NRMP. Applicants with exceptional circumstances who are seeking positions outside of the match should contact the program director, Emily Greengard emilyg@umn.edu, at the earliest possible date.