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Hematology/Oncology Fellowship (ACGME)

Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Hematology-Oncology fellowship program based in beautiful San Francisco.

KPNC is one of the nation’s largest integrated health care systems. We care for a diverse population of over 4 million members across Northern California and have more than 120 oncologists and hematologists.

The mission of our program is to educate the next generation of oncologists and hematologists who are leaders in the delivery of compassionate, high-quality, and value-based care. Fellows work with mentors to perform research that is high-impact and clinically relevant.  We take great pride in patient care, but also in our supportive work environment.  The collegiality and compassion in our teaching centers begin with the care of our patients and extend to our colleagues and the entire care team.  We believe this combined focus on clinical excellence, broadly applicable research, and joy and meaning in medicine set our program apart.

Our program is based at a tertiary cancer center in San Francisco.  Fellows also spend time at Kaiser in Santa Clara for Leukemia/Lymphoma and at Stanford for Bone Marrow Transplant rotations.

Our fellowship program is a 36-month ACGME accredited training program that adheres to ABIM guidelines for training in medical oncology and hematology. We are a Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited program by the American College of Surgeons and NCI accredited as a community oncology research program. Our program provides comprehensive training in the diagnosis and management of solid tumors, malignant and benign hematology, and palliative care. Fellows will have the opportunity to train in an integrated health system that provides care for a diverse patient population with respect to cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds that reflects the communities we serve. Graduates will be compassionate physicians and future leaders in Hematology and Oncology.

  • Fellows will be primarily based at the San Francisco Medical Center
  • The inpatient leukemia and lymphoma rotation is based at Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
  • The Cellular Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplantation rotation is based at Stanford University Cancer Center

Fellowship Application

The fellowship program accepts 2 fellows per year. All applications for the training program will be processed electronically through the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) website. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews in September and October. The fellowship program participates in the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program), through which fellows will be selected. The program is strongly dedicated to the recruitment of a diverse training group.

Submission of applications to the program through ERAS begins in July. Please refer to the ERAS website for specific dates and instructions.  Required application materials include the common application form (CAF), personal statement, minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (at least one must be from your residency program director), ECFMG certification (applicable to graduates of foreign medical schools), a color photo, and USMLE and medical school transcripts.

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