Education

Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship program at UCSF is committed to the individual career plans and training needs of each trainee. We strive to create an exciting, dynamic training program for each fellows. The program takes full advantage of the diversity of San Francisco’s community and combines this rich patient population with the extraordinary clinical, educational, and world-class research resources of the University of California. The result is a unique and exceptional training program that prepares our graduates for a significant contribution to the health of children.

At the end of the training years, each fellow will be board eligible and have developed the skills necessary to take excellent, compassionate care of children with malignancies or diseases of the blood and blood forming organs. In addition, each fellow will have a solid foundation in basic clinical, and/or academic research that will enable him/her to make significant contributions to the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Trainees can draw on the expertise of world-renowned investigators within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and in other UCSF departments and research units. Applicants are encouraged to access the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program website or the UCSF Cancer Center site to explore the breadth and depth of this strong institutional commitment to basic and translational investigation in human diseases.

The overall goal of our program is to prepare our fellows to be knowledgeable, compassionate, and competent in the care of children with malignancies or diseases of the blood and blood forming organs. A meaningful accomplishment in research, either clinical, laboratory, or academic, is a required part of the fellowship experience in order to encourage later contributions to the advancement of the field, whether the fellow pursues a career in an academic medical center or in clinical practice. Evidence of intellectual independence in carrying out the research project selected is a requirement, as detailed in the subspecialty board requirements.