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About Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
A pediatric hematologist-oncologist is a specialized physician with three interrelated characteristics. First, the physician has been trained in the growth and development of normal children from birth to adulthood as well as in the recognition and management of disease in these groups. Second, the physician has been trained both in the basic science and clinical expression of hematological and oncological diseases. Third, the work of the physician combines his or her knowledge of general pediatrics, hematology and oncology in a continuous process of study and service.
Applicants must have completed a residency in pediatrics.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowships are three years in length.
The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the sponsoring organization for pediatric hematology/oncology fellowships, has requested that the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) conduct a match program. The first match was conducted in 2001 for 2002 fellowship appointments. Please refer to the Schedule of Dates for the specific Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Match dates.
Specialty Matches conducted by the NRMP are not centralized applications services. Candidates apply directly to the residency program that interests them.
A directory of programs participating in the last match is available in Participating Programs in Previous Match. Once a match begins, registered participants have access to a real-time directory of registered programs located in the Match Site. Program Directors also will have access to a real-time listing of applicants registered for the current match. Another source of information is the Graduate Medical Education Directory published by the American Medical Association. This publication includes the names and addresses of all accredited programs regardless of whether the program participates in the Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Specialty Match.
For more information and statistics on Pediatric Hematology / Oncology fellowships, log on to the American Medical Association's interactive online program called Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access (FREIDA).
Before registering, please review the SMS Match Participation Agreement. By registering with the match and submitting a certified rank order list (ROL), applicants and programs agree to abide by the outcome of the match. Failure to do so is a breach of the Agreement and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. Both applicants and programs must follow the cardinal rule that neither must ask the other to make a commitment before the submission of ROLs. It is to be expected that one may express a high level of interest in the other; however, it is not acceptable for one to ask the other how one will be ranked.
Any verbal or written contract between an applicant and a program prior to the submission of the ROL is a material violation of the SMS Match Participation Agreement, and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations Policy. The final preference of program directors and applicants as reflected on the submitted ROLs will determine the offering of positions and the placement of applicants.
The Application Process
Applicants should apply to the programs of their choice by requesting applications directly from the programs.
Program directors review candidates' credentials and, if interested, invite them for interviews. Applicants also are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program prerequisites and institutional policies regarding eligibility for appointment to a fellowship position prior to ranking a program through the NRMP.
Applicants who have not completed prerequisite training in an accredited ACGME program in the U.S., or a similar program in Canada accredited by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
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