What we are looking for in Fellow Applicants:
Applicants who have shown good clinical skills and seem to be caring individuals and who have shown a high level of responsibility and concern for patients (including indigent patients and patients of different cultural backgrounds).
Applicants who are interested in careers in academic medicine based on interest in teaching and research (either clinical or basic). Applicants who would like to continue to work in an academic environment long term, particularly with specific interest in Basic Research in Hematology and some applicants desiring a career in Geriatric Oncology with a goal of becoming leaders in this new field.
The fellowship program is a member of the NRMP match system and applicants can rank the clinical Hematology and Oncology track online. If they are interested in the Geriatric Oncology Program, they should indicate this in advance to the Fellowship Program Coordinator, as this track does not currently use the NRMP match system.
Our Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Mission is to:
1. Provide well rounded clinical training in Hematology and Oncology with emphasis on developing ability to independently manage all stages of illness including initial diagnostic work up, intensive anti-cancer treatment, and palliative care;
2. Development of high level of professionalism and compassionate approach to patients of varied economic and social backgrounds;
3. Development of future academic leaders with areas of expertise dependent on goals of individual fellows and specific areas of strength in our institution including: Stem Cell Transplantation, Basic and Translational Research in Biology of Solid Tumors (e.g., breast and head and neck cancer, genetic basis of cancer) and Blood disorders (e.g., plasma cell dyscrasias, lymphomas, and hemoglobinopathies) and Immunology, clinical research and trial development in Hematology and Oncology, and research in epidemiology and treatment of cancer in the elderly, in underserved populations and veterans;
4. Development of excellent communication and teaching skills.
Applications should be submitted through the ERAS website starting on November 15, 2009 and will be accepted through December 15, 2009. Interviews will be conducted from January to May 2010.
To apply, please visit the ERAS online application website at: http://www.aamc.org/students/erasfellow/start.htm
The Application will require the following materials:
- Complete CV
- Personal Statement
- A minimum of three letters of Recommendation (one of which should be from the current Program Director of the program the applicant is enrolled in).
- Medical School Transcripts
- USMLE Board Score Reports
- ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
- Recent Photograph
If you have any questions about our program or the application process please contact:
Anamika Verma, Fellowship Program Coordinator
Section of Hematology and Oncology
Boston University Medical Center
650 Albany Street, X-405
Boston, MA 02118