Fellowship Recruitment & Application Process

The first year of the program is an intensive training period in clinical hematology/oncology, including stem cell transplantation and neuro-oncology. The second and third years are dedicated primarily to laboratory, translational or clinical research. Previous substantive research experience is very helpful. Applicants to the program must have completed a pediatric residency program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

We participate in the fellowship match sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) in coordination with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology subspecialty program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Applications for fellowship positions should be submitted through ERAS starting in November of the year prior to the fellowship match (two years prior to the expected fellowship start date.)  Please try to have all application materials submitted within 30 days, ideally by mid-December.  Applications received through ERAS will be reviewed by the application review committee and those applicants selected for an interview will be sent an invitation to interview.  Interviews will most likely be held from January through April.

Applicants should apply electronically through ERAS and provide all the requested documents through ERAS.

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Three letters of reference including one from your residency program director
  • Medical school transcript including Dean's letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement

International Medical Graduate applicants should provide a copy of their Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate. Please visit the ECFMG website is for more information.  International Medical Graduate applicants must have completed 2 years of ACGME training (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education training) in a pediatric residency program prior to beginning a fellowship.  This is a requirement because two years of ACGME residency training in the United States or Canada is required for a California Medical License. You must have a California medical license prior to the starting date of your fellowship. Please visit the Medical Board of California for more information.

Due to NIH funding restrictions, all applicants must be either United States citizens or have permanent resident status in the United States by the beginning date of their fellowship training to be considered for our training grant in Nonmalignant Hematology and Stem Cell Biology. The program is unable to support or sponsor H1B visas.

All fellows must be funded through the Divisions of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine. The School of Medicine does not allow self-funded fellows.

Program Inquiries

Inquiries regarding fellowship applications can be directed to:

Fellowship and Postdoctoral Administrator
Charlene Larson Rotandi
Phone: (650) 723-5535
Fax: (650) 723-5231
Email: cdlarson@stanford.edu

Our academic office is located at:

Stanford University School of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
1000 Welch Road, Suite 300
Mail code 5798
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Fellowship Program Directors