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Application Process


Seven positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Northwestern University Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship program. 


At this time, only residents who are in an ACGME accredited residency program in a US hospital are considered.  If not a permanent US resident, individuals must already have an appropriate VISA that will permit a three-year stay for training (usually a "J" VISA).  Appointment is contingent with receipt of a valid Illinois Permanent License. 

How to Apply

Applications to the Northwestern Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship are accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). To apply, please visit the ERAS website and follow the directions for Fellowship Applicants. Applications and related documents submitted without the use of ERAS will not be considered.  

Applications must have the following information:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Three letters of recommendation and one Dean's letter.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Personal statement about your interest in the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship as well as your future plans.
  5. Transcript from medical school and USMLE scores, ECFMG if foreign.
  6. Illinois license, if applicable.
  7. Copy of J visa, if applicable.

Application Deadlines

Completed applications are due in ERAS no later than August 1, 2023

Invitations to interview will be sent the week of August 21, 2023


Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place on the following dates: 

September 11, 2023

September 22, 2023

September 25, 2023

September 29, 2023

October 2, 2023

October 9, 2023

October 13, 2023