Education & Training – Fellowships
Fellowship in Geriatric Oncology
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:
- A clinical focus on underserved populations, supported by Geriatrics and Oncology clinical sites and didactic curricula;
- 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
- 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.
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)
Please note: The Geriatric Oncology Fellowship Program is not participating in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match. Information on how to submit an application is below.
- There is one Geriatric Oncology fellowship position available each year, for which US citizens and J1 visa holders are eligible.
Applicants must submit the following directly to the Fellowship Program no later than November 15, 2013:
- BMC Non-standard Fellowship Application
- A personal statement
- A curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation, including one letter from a residency Program Director
The application timeline for the academic year 2014-2015 is as follows:
- July 15th – The Fellowship will begin accepting applications to the Geriatric Oncology program.
- November 15th – Application submission deadline.
- August 1st – December 13th: Applicant interviews take place at BMC.
- December 18th – Rank Order list is due from applicants and programs.
- January 8th – Match date.
House Officer Benefits (PDF)
Please submit your application to the Geriatric Oncology Fellowship Program via regular mail to:
Dr. Serena Chao and Dr. Kevan Hartshorn
Boston Medical Center
Section of Geriatrics
88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Or you may email your application materials to:
Amy Sorensen-Alawad, MPSH, MPA
Education Program Manager, Section of Geriatrics