Hematology and Oncology Fellowship

Three-year Program

The fellowship program of the Division of Hematology/Oncology is a training program leading to board eligibility in Hematology and Medical Oncology (three years). The program is designed to produce superior subspecialists who are prepared for careers in academic medicine or clinical practice.

Facilities

Fellows become experienced in the acute and longitudinal care of patients with hematologic and oncologic diseases as they rotate through the inpatient, outpatient and consultation services of Loyola University Hospital and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Loyola’s Division of Hematology/Oncology is a member of the Southwest Oncology Group, which provides fellows with an opportunity to participate in leading-edge treatment protocols for the management of malignant diseases.

Clinical and Research Experience

The Medical Oncology training emphasizes methods of diagnosis, staging, management and treatment of solid tumors. The Hematology training focuses on coagulation, hematologic malignancies, anemias, hemoglobinopathies, and qualitative and quantitative disorders of leukocytes and platelets. All fellows rotate with in-patient BMT service. Elective rotations include radiation oncology, hematopathology, gynecologic oncology and coagulation. All fellows participate in educational conferences and are required to engage in clinical or laboratory research projects with members of the faculty. A maximum of 12 months is available for focused clinical/basic science research.

Applicants must have three years of accredited postgraduate education in internal medicine and must be eligible for or have passed the ABIM examination.

How to Apply

To apply for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, you need to submit the following through ERAS:

  • Application
  • Official medical school transcripts. If originals are not in English, please provide a certified English translation.
  • A Dean's letter (medical school)
  • An official record of board scores (NBME, FLEX, USMLE, LMCC, VQE, or FMGEMS)
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your professional qualifications, including one from your internal medicine residency program director.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from a medical school outside of the U.S. or Canada)
  • Applicants must possess a valid permanent Visa or U.S. citizenship. No H1B Visas will be accepted.
  • All Fellowship candidates must possess a valid Illinois medical license when they start the program.

Only completed files will be considered. Link to Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Contacts

Elizabeth Henry, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director

For additional information, please contact:
Steph Smetana
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Building 54 - Suite 167
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-216-3323
Fax: 708-216-4113
steph.smetana@luhs.org