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Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

Group Photo in front of the HSC Pylons

West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, and the WVU Cancer Institute offer a three-year training program leading to eligibility for board certification in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

The section's clinical and research programs are part of the WVU Cancer Institute at West Virginia University. WVU Cancer Institute.

Fellowship Educational Responsibilities

Fellows develop clinical expertise in cancer therapy, acquire knowledge of basic biology of neoplastic diseases and carry out research on problems in Hematology-Oncology. Trainees are introduced to Hematology/Oncology through clinical teaching on the wards and in clinics, as well as clinical and basic science lectures and conferences directed by faculty. Fellows also participate in clinical or laboratory research under faculty supervision.

Facilities

The major sites for clinical activities include:

  • J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, a 690 bed academic medical center, tertiary referral center, and the flagship hospital for WVU Medicine.
  • WVU Cancer Institute, which houses the Hematology/Oncology outpatient facilities, Radiation Oncology, the Cancer Information Service (CIS) for West Virginia and Virginia, and two floors of research laboratories. Our Imaging Center provides PET scanning and advanced MRI imaging and our Radiation Oncology unit offers Gamma Knife and other advanced treatment facilities.
  • The Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program, which serves the state of West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania, western Maryland, and eastern Ohio.

Faculty and Fellows

The Hematology/Oncology section at WVU currently has 15 full time faculty as well as an active fellowship program with 9 fellows.

Didactics

  • Core Lecture Series
  • Journal Club
  • Drug Forum
  • Board Review
  • Morbidity & Mortality
  • Case Conferences:
    • Benign Hematology
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Hematopathology
  • Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards:
    • Breast
    • Cutaneous/Melanoma
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Genitourinary
    • Head & Neck
    • Myeloma/Lymphoma
    • Neurologic
    • Thoracic
  • Protocol Research Monitor Committee
  • Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Fellowship Rotations

  • Inpatient:
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Consult Service
    • Hematologic Malignancy
  • Outpatient:
    • Benign Hematology Clinic
    • Continuity Clinic
    • Faculty Subspecialty Clinic
  • Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
  • Hematopathology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Research
  • Electives:
    • Endocrinology
    • Genetics
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Palliative Care
    • Pathology
    • Pediatric Oncology
    • Pharmacy
    • Psychology Oncology
    • Radiology (PET/CT)
    • Surgical Oncology

Application and Interview Information

Our fellowship program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). All applications to our program must be submitted via ERAS to be considered.  We consider the entire application upon submission, though we require three letters of recommendation from anyone you choose.

For international applicants, please note the following:

  • We do NOT accept H-1B visa applicants, so please do not apply
  • We DO accept J-1 visa applicants through the ECFMG

We accept applications up to the date the NRMP requires rank order lists to be submitted. However, it is highly recommended to submit your completed ERAS application no later than July 15 to be considered for an interview.

Fellowship Contact Information

Luke Nelson
Fellowship Program Manager
Hematology/Oncology
WVU School of Medicine
304-598-4000, ext. 46075

Stipends and Benefits