Advanced training in solid tumor malignancies and both benign and malignant blood disorders.
When you choose a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University at Buffalo based at Roswell Park, you’ll be an integral part of patient care, from diagnosis and treatment to outpatient and palliative therapy.
As a free-standing NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our translational medicine model connects fellows with clinicians, researchers and specialists who understand every aspect of cancer science.
During your three-year fellowship, your clinical experience will be varied and intense, working with patients representing the full spectrum of solid tumors and hematological diseases, both malignant and benign.
You’ll care for patients, under faculty supervision, in both inpatient and outpatient clinics. The outpatient continuity clinic allows for the extended follow-up with patients over your years of training.
Following your first year of training, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue a dedicated research track with 12-15 months of continuous research time.
A wide array of regularly scheduled didactic conferences, multidisciplinary case management conferences, and educational seminars occur on a weekly basis.
During the first year, you’ll participate in one-month clinical rotations with onsite Roswell Park services:
- Breast and Genitourinary Care Centers
- Thoracic and Sarcoma and Melanoma (STM) Care Centers
- Gastrointestinal and Head and Neck Care Centers
- Leukemia and Blood Disorder Service
- Lymphoma and Myeloma Service
- Blood and Marrow Transplantation Service
You’ll also spend time at Buffalo’s Veterans Administration (VA) hospital on a combined hematologic and oncologic consultation service.
Required electives include gynecologic oncology, neuro-oncology, hospice and palliative care, radiation oncology, and solid tumor inpatient care.
During your second year, you’ll participate in a variety of rotations in benign hematology at UB Department of Medicine clinical sites:
- Buffalo VA Hospital/State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-UB)
- Erie County Medical Center
- Western New York BloodCare
- Rochester General Hospital (Rochester, NY)
Dedicated rotations in Hematopathology at Roswell Park and exposure in local blood bank and coagulation laboratory settings are required.
Malignant hematology exposure occurs during the general oncology clinics at the Buffalo VA Hospital and at Roswell Park during month-long disease-specific rotations in leukemia, lymphoma/myeloma, and blood and marrow transplantation.
My experience at Roswell Park couldn't have been any better. During my course of time there I felt I had a great mixture of learning from physicians by discussion, and additionally from the patient population we saw. Additionally, it's a great program to provide a balance if one wants to pursue an academic path or a private practice path. In fact, I was lucky enough to have great mentors and surround myself with great teachers there, where I was able to publish an ample amount and present posters and presentations at major national conferences. It wouldn't have been possible without the support of incredible physicians at Roswell Park.Rohit Gosain, MD, Class of 2020
Accreditation & certification
The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as a dual subspecialty training program.
When you successfully complete the program, you’ll be eligible for board certification in both Medical Oncology and Hematology.
Eligibility & how to apply
You must have a medical degree from an ACGME-accredited medical school and have completed an internal medicine residency program at the time of your fellowship appointment.
Applications for the next academic year are accepted from July 15th through September 15th annually.
- Current ECFMG certificate
- US citizenship
- US permanent resident (Green Card)
- J-1 visa (must be able to complete 3 years of training once appointed)
- H1-B visa (continuation only - no initial sponsorship)