Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Application Process

Hematology/Medical Oncology Combined Fellowship

Application Process

  • We review approximately 400 applications each year.
  • We interview 50-60 applicants between the end of August and end of October.
  • Each applicant has the opportunity to meet with the Program Director, several faculty members and fellows.
  • We are accredited for a total of up to 18 positions. The number of fellows in each year will vary from 4 to 6.
  • We use the Electronic Residency Application program (ERAS) and participate in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).
  • We require a Personal Statement as well as 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current Residency Program Director.
  • Our program does not discriminate against applicants with J1 or H1B Visas. Candidates with J1 or H1B visas must have current ECFMG certification.


To be eligible for a fellowship position in the Hematology/Medical Oncology Training Program, applicants must meet the requirements in one of the following categories:

  • Prior to beginning fellowship training, applicants will be expected to have successfully completed an accredited three-year internal medicine residency program or two years of an accredited internal medicine residency training program with the intention to participate in the ABIM Research Pathway ("short track") prior to the date on which his/her fellowship would begin. Special arrangements must be made for this track and interest should be discussed at the time of the interview.
  • Applicants should be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or a college of osteopathic medicine which is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and
  • Applicants may be a graduate of a medical school outside of North America and meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
    • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction
    • Be a graduate of a medical school outside the U.S. and have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, visa status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, non-job-related disability or veteran status.

Contact Info

Kathy Sparano
Program Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
(215) 955-5822 
(215) 955-9641 fax