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Hematology/Oncology Fellowships

  • Hematology/Oncology fellows
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in collaboration with Mass General Brigham and Boston Children’s Hospital, offers two fellowship programs in hematology/oncology that provide clinical training and basic research training for MDs or MD/PhDs.

    • Dana-Farber/Mass General Brigham Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology
    • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Training Program

    Dana-Farber/Mass General Brigham Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology

    The Dana-Farber/Mass General Brigham Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology prepares academically oriented physicians to become leaders in clinical and laboratory investigation, clinical care, and education.

    The program admits 16 new fellows every year. After an initial year of intensive clinical training, fellows pursue two or more years of in-depth clinical, translational, and/or basic science research.

  • Clinical training in hematology/medical oncology

    During the first year of training, fellows divide their time among the Dana-Farber, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) campuses. The combined institutions have more than 1,400 inpatient beds, and provide inpatient and ambulatory hematology and oncology care to patients from around the world.

    During the clinical year, outpatient hematology and oncology experiences are organized around disease-specific programs, and fellows are supervised directly by faculty mentors in each clinical division. Fellows working in inpatient services provide care and consultative services in hematology and medical oncology to a varied population of patients. Trainees also attend a wide variety of teaching conferences at both the Longwood (Dana-Farber and BWH) and MGH campuses. In addition, there are weekly disease-oriented teaching sessions sponsored by the relevant programs.

  • Training beyond the first year

    In the second year and beyond, fellows begin a period of immersive research, with the aim of assuming independent research programs in respected academic institutions.

    A variety of investigative opportunities, ranging from the most fundamental molecular biology to clinical trials and health outcome analyses, are available at Dana-Farber, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and MGH, as well as in laboratories located at the MGH Cancer Center in Charlestown, the Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Additional clinical training is available for those desiring to board in hematology. Additionally, upper-level fellows maintain a longitudinal continuity clinic in the disease center and campus of their choosing.

  • Application procedure

    All applications for this program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please note that this program is listed under Brigham and Women's Hospital, not Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    The deadline for applications is August 31.

    Contact us

    Kim Bremner
    Fellowship Coordinator
    Phone: 617-632-3474
    Fax: 617-632-2260
    Email: kim_bremner@dfci.harvard.edu 

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

    The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital is one of the oldest and most distinguished in the world.

    The program admits six new fellows per year. Fellows spend one year in full-time clinical work and two or more years in research training, depending on previous training and interests.

    The program is geared to broadly train MD or MD/PhD fellows in any of the areas of clinical research, including outcomes, ethics, epidemiology, therapeutic trials, and translational research, or in one of the major basic science disciplines: protein chemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, stem cell and developmental biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, systems biology, neuroscience, or cell biology.

    The breadth and diversity of our patient population, combined with the depth of expertise of our teaching faculty, provides the highest quality clinical training in pediatric hematology and oncology. Our program also offers unparalleled opportunities for research and scholarship, fostering the academic passions of all fellows.

    Learn more about the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.