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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

How to Apply


St. Jude accepts 6 fellows each year for training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. Applications are accepted during the fall match through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).

Applications must include:

  • Candidate’s personal statement
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter from your current program director
  • Three other letters of recommendation


The St. Jude Pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education program.

All fellows entering any graduate medical education program affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine must have passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Steps 1 and 2 (CK and CS) or equivalent examinations—the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA) or the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE).

Successful completion of USMLE Step 3 is required prior to starting the fellowship.

All international medical graduates must have Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification in order to enter the fellowship program.

Application Review Process

We offer a unique training environment and seek applicants who:

  • Have successfully completed a pediatric residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Seek to pursue a career in academic pediatric hematology-oncology
  • Demonstrate excellence in the clinical care of children
  • Show proven research ability or a strong potential for success in clinical or laboratory research

The fellowship director and the Fellowship Committee review each application and offer interviews to a select group of applicants. During your interview visit, you will interact with current fellows and speak with faculty members with expertise in your area of focus. You will also have the opportunity to tour our facilities.

Please contact us with questions as you consider your options and prepare your application materials. We look forward to hearing from you.