The Stanford hematology and oncology fellowship offer a flexible training environment. Fellows have the opportunity to either single-board in hematology or oncology, or double-board in hematology/oncology. There are two tracks within the fellowship – the “Traditional Research” and “Pathway” tracks. The tracks represent separate programs in the NRMP Match – interviewed applicants are able to rank one or both tracks if they desire.


Working with an attending and internal medicine housestaff, the Med 8 fellow is responsible for leading the inpatient hematology team. Patients on this service are admitted for treatment of acute leukemia, complications of leukemia therapy, and complex bleeding/clotting disorders. In addition to leading the team, the fellow performs the majority of the bone marrow biopsies and lumbar punctures necessary for patient care. Fellows receive one day off per week while on Med 8 and help with emergency department questions and some outside calls after hours. Despite being an intense rotation, it is among the most popular and most rewarding for our trainees.