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Fellowship in Geriatric Oncology

This year, for the first time, the Geriatric Oncology Program will participate in the National Residency  Matching Program (NRMP)!  Please see below for more information.

We welcome applications from BE/BC internal medicine and family medicine physicians. Applicants with J1 visa status are also encouraged to apply. At this time, we are unfortunately not able to sponsor H1-B visas.

The Geriatric Oncology Fellowship Program builds on the strengths of the Sections of Hematology/Oncology and Geriatrics, and Boston Medical Center's longstanding mission of caring for the underserved. Our graduates serve as role models for future generations of research and clinical oncologists, advancing knowledge regarding cancer prevention and clinical care of ethnically and linguistically diverse elderly cancer patients.  

The three-year Geriatric Oncology Fellowship Program has three unique distinguishing features:

  1. A clinical focus on underserved populations, supported by Geriatrics and Oncology clinical sites and didactic curricula;  
  2. a comprehensive, mentored research training experience with two tracks—a clinical epidemiology, translational research, clinical and health services research track leading to an MSc in Epidemiology or MA in Clinical Investigation (Research Track I) and a basic research track (Research Track II); and
  3. leadership training including courses in teaching, evidence-based medicine, and health systems management. The fellowship will draw on the talents of an experienced and nationally known faculty to enhance this already robust teaching environment.

Curriculum Description
Boston University Hematology/Oncology  (http://www.bumc.bu.edu/hematology/)
Cancer Research Center (http://www.bumc.bu.edu/clinicaltrials/)
Three-year Geriatrics/Oncology Application (PDF)

The Geriatric Oncology fellowship program is participating in the National Resident Matching Program (NMRP) for the first tiem this year! Please submit your application materials via the online ERAS applicant portal by September 15, 2015. 

Login to ERAS for fellowship applicants: https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/fellowship_applicants/ 

If you do not already have an ERAS login name and password, you can register for one using this "Sign in to MyERAS" link on this page: https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/fellowship_applicants/

Please submit the following application materials via the ERAS Portal by September 30th:

  • The ERAS application form
  • A personal statement
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one letter from your residency Program Director

The application timeline for the academic year 2016-2017 is as follows:

Additional Information

  • Each year we train up to 6 Geriatric Medicine fellows and 1 Geriatric Oncology fellow (includes fellows in their second year of training in our program).
  • 1 position will be filled through the Match for Geriatric Oncology fellowships starting on July 1, 2016. J1 visa holders as well as US citizens are eligible.

Boston Medical Center House Staff benefits page: https://bmc.org/gme/housestaff/benefits.htm

For more infromation, please contact:

Amy Sorensen-Alawad, MPSH, MPA
Education Program Manager, Section of Geriatrics
Phone: 617-638-6112


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Boston, MA 02118

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