How to Apply

The UPMC Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program accepts applications and supporting documents through the ERAS® (Electronic Residency Application Service) Fellowships website. Application submissions are accepted beginning in July with a deadline of August 31st. Please refer to the ERAS® website for more details.

Applicants who are selected to interview will be contacted via email. Interviews will be conducted in September and October.

Materials Required for All Applicants

To process your application for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, we require the following materials:

  •  Common ERAS application form, including personal statement
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) transcripts and/or COMLEX transcripts
  • Medical school transcript
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation from full-time faculty members
  • Chair’s letter of recommendation

International Medical Graduates

Applicants who are international medical graduates must have graduated from a medical school that is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and have completed at least three years of internal medicine education.

The UPMC Medical Education Program sponsors J-1 and H1-B visas.

For questions about our application process, please contact Dorothy Mann at manndj@upmc.edu.

The Interview Day

We conduct interviews on select Fridays in September and October. The interview day concludes no later than 3 p.m. (see sample itinerary below).

The day is designed to allow Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program applicants to meet as many fellows and faculty as possible, and to learn about the many opportunities available at the University of Pittsburgh and why to choose UPMC.

Applicant Pre-Interview Dinners

We invite and encourage all applicants to attend our pre-interview dinners. These dinners are a wonderful opportunity for applicants to meet and talk with current fellows in an open and relaxed atmosphere at a favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend.

Please note, applicant dinners are held the evening prior to your interview and begin at 6:30 p.m. Detailed information regarding the dinner will be provided in your confirmation email.
Shuttle service is available for applicants staying at area hotels. Information on hotels that provide discounts for UPMC Hematology Oncology fellowship applicants will be provided in your confirmation email.

Shuttle service is available for applicants staying at area hotels.

Sample Itinerary of the Interview Day
8 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Robert Ferris, MD, PhD, Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Edward Chu, MD, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Program Overview
Annie Im, MD, Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Faculty Research Spotlight
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Faculty Interviews
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Fellows and Faculty
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tour with Fellows
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session/Life in Pittsburgh
Annie Im, MD, Program Director and Chief Fellows

Stipends/Benefits

Please see the UPMC Graduate Medical Education office page for information on stipends and benefits.

Additional Benefits of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

  • Vacation: All fellows receive three weeks of paid vacation during the year and either Christmas or New Year’s holidays off.
  • Conferences: All fellows receive five days of paid conference days during the year.
  • Maternity and paternity leave: Policies abide by the regulations of the ABIM.
  • Professional development fund: Fellows receive a $1,000 educational stipend each year.
  • ASCO and ASH membership: All fellows are enrolled in the ASCO and ASH Fellows programs, which include membership and access to educational materials.
  • Tuition Assistance: Fellows can apply for tuition assistance from the Division for coursework and degrees at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education.
  • Board review materials: The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program provides funds for fellows to purchase a board review course or other materials.
  • White coats and laundry: All fellows receive two white coats per year and have access to laundry services.
  • Parking: On-site covered parking is available to each fellow at a monthly rate.
  • Fitness facilities: Fellows are eligible for free memberships to the University of Pittsburgh Trees Hall, which has a gym, pool, and other amenities.
  • Resident and Fellow Assistance Program (RFAP): This program provides a confidential resource to fellows who may be experiencing various personal problems.
  • UPMC Perks: Fellows are eligible for discounts on merchandise, services, and recreational activities at many Pittsburgh-area businesses.
  • DEA/MD application: The fellowship program covers application fees.