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Hematology & Oncology Fellowship Program

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The Hematology/Oncology fellowship program at Loma Linda University Medical Center is a three-year program with a total of six positions. In our recruitment efforts, we are committed to diversity and equal opportunity.

Loma Linda University Medical Center is associated with Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is located approximately 70 miles east of Los Angeles and 40 miles west of Palm Springs, California. The hospital is a 650-bed facility offering a wide variety of residencies and subspecialty fellowships. The Hematology/Oncology fellowship program is also affiliated with the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital in Loma Linda, a 560-bed facility. These two hospitals provide an exposure to a diverse population of patients in a rapidly expanding area of Southern California. The fellowship program is in good standing with ACGME standards and provides excellent opportunity to obtain advanced training in clinical practice as well as clinical, translational and basic research in Hematology/Oncology and related fields.

During 36-month training, fellows will rotate through Hematology/Oncology inpatient consult service, Malignant Hematology service, Stem Cell Transplant service, Ambulatory Care, Hematopathology, Blood Bank, Radiation Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology and Palliative Care.

In 2nd and 3rd years, fellows will have totally 9 months of research rotation to obtain hand-on experience in translational/clinical research, and write manuscripts, research protocols and grant proposals. Additionally, fellows are required to attend one-day continuity clinic every week.

Fellows are expected to attend a series of multi-disciplinary conferences (listed as below) and make presentations to enrich their training experience.

Weekly fellow conference (including review of ASCO-SEP/ASH-SAP and didactic lectures)
Weekly didactic/core curriculum lecture
Monthly journal club
Monthly fellow’s case/morbidity and mortality conference
Weekly basic science lecture

 
WEEKLY TUMOR BOARD CONFERENCE                             
MONTHLY TUMOR BOARD CONFERENCE
General Tumor Board Melanoma Tumor Board
Breast Tumor Board GU Tumor Board
Thoracic Oncology Tumor Board Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board
Hematopathology Conference Liver Case Conference
Head and Neck Tumor Board  

Eligible applicants should be selected on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The Loma Linda University Hematology and Oncology program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants should submit their application online through the ERAS website. Applications will be reviewed annually in July and August, and selected candidates will be invited for interview.

All applicants must participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Two positions are offered each academic year. The appointment to the fellowship program is renewable each year on the basis of satisfactory performance. A California medical license is required prior to beginning fellowship training.

When submitting your application packet, please be sure to include the following:

  • CV (must account for all time periods since medical school enrollment)
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school diploma and translation if not in English
  • Medical school transcript
  • Two letters of reference from physicians currently acquainted with applicant
  • Reference letter from program director for each prior training program
  • USMLE scores (need to pass all 3 steps)
  • Letter from Medical Staff Office of any facility where staff privileges have been held (for applicants with practice experience after residency)

If you are an international medical graduate, please submit the following in addition to those items listed above:

  • ECFMG certificate with current validation date
  • Postgraduate training authorization letter from the Medical Board of California if not currently licensed in California

For questions regarding the Hematology/Oncology fellowship program, please feel free to contact Ms. Sandra Valle, Fellowship Program Coordinator, by e-mail at svalle@llu.edu.

Sincerely,

Chung-Tsen Hsueh, MD, PhD
Program Director

Hamid Mirshahidi, MD
Assistant Program Director

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Loma Linda University Cancer Center
11175 Campus Street, CSP 11015
Loma Linda, CA 92354