Introduction and goals

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship is a 3-year program at the SIU School of Medicine.  We are an ACGME accredited program for a maximum of 6 fellows and accept two fellows each academic year.  Our program accepts applications only through ERAS and does not accept H1B visas.  We will be participating in the national fellowship match which opens August 24, 2023, and Match Day is November 30, 2023. We will have 2 positions open for the 2024-2025 academic year. Our interview dates are September 8th, September 15th, and October 6th and are in person.   If you have questions or concerns, please contact

Goals of the program

The primary goals of a Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship program are twofold: to train fellows who have a strong desire and aptitude for an academic career involving basic science or clinical/translational research, teaching and patient care; and to train outstanding clinical Hematologists and Medical Oncologists to take care of patients in the community with solid and hematologic cancers as well as non-malignant blood diseases.

For those trainees interested in an academic career, the fellowship program will provide comprehensive instruction and opportunities for experience in clinical and basic research designed to provide fellows with the tools needed for a successful career as a medical educator and researcher.

Fellows will be educated in a manner designed to promote a continuing, life-long commitment to reinforcing and updating their knowledge of basic pathophysiology and recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances. Fellows also must participate in fostering advances in knowledge about diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neoplastic and hematologic disorders by conducting and supporting clinical investigation.

This training program will provide extensive supervised clinical training in all of the subspecialties of Medical Oncology and Hematology. The fellowship is designed to complement and supplement prior training in Internal Medicine while enhancing the fellow’s basic science and clinical knowledge. It is also dedicated to insuring the highest level of professional competency in direct patient care and consultation in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

This training program will teach fellows to master the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies deemed to be essential to this subspecialty as determined by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical.