To be eligible for appointment to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine (Primary Children's Medical Center), an applicant must:
- Be a graduate of a US or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) –OR--
- Be a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United states accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) –OR—
- Be a graduate of a medical school outside of the United Sates who meets one or more of the following qualifications:
- Has a currently valid ECFMG certificate, –OR—
- Has a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction
In addition, applicants must have satisfactorily completed a pediatric residency program in North America, passed Parts 1, 11, and 111 of USMLE, and be board eligible in Pediatrics prior to the time they will begin training.
Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement and three letters of recommendation including a letter from current program director for application. All applications are processed through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS).
International Medical Graduates must include the following in addition to the above:
- Copy of green card, J-1 visa (no other visa will be accepted – no exceptions), or documentation of U.S. citizenship
- Valid ECFMG certificate
- Evidence of previous training in the United Sates (if applicable)
Candidates for this program are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Preference is given to candidates that demonstrate interest or achievement in clinical or basic science research. The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veterans status.
Application materials are reviewed via criteria set forth by the ACGME Program Requirements, the Resident Recruitment Committee and this institution. The division members review applicants who meet the criteria. Based on the quality of the application and academic credentials, the applicant is subsequently invited at our expense, if appropriate, for an interview. Applicants interview with members of the faculty, the Program Director and the Division head whenever possible. All applicants also meet with current hematology/oncology Fellows and may review potential research opportunities.
Following the interview process, all faculty participating will submit their recommendations to the Program Director. These recommendations will be tallied and final decisions made by the Fellowship selection committee. Specific criterion for selection are as follows:
- Quality of letters of recommendation
- Quality of Applicant's medical school and residency training
- Interview evaluation
- Potential for an academic career
Selected applicants will be admitted, pending receipt and review of USMLE Step III scores. We are currently accepting two (2) fellows per year.