Information for Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. This is a fully accredited three-year fellowship program leading to board eligibility in hematology and medical oncology. The division is comprised of 50 full-time faculty members, all of whom are involved in the training program.

Five fellows are matriculated into the program each year. The fellowship is structured in three one-year blocks. During the first year fellows rotate among the various inpatient and outpatient hematology-oncology clinical services of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, an 850-bed academic hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The second year of the Hematology/Medical Oncology Training Program consists primarily of supervised laboratory and/or translational clinical research. With the guidance of mentors, fellows gain experience in research design, research methodology and interpretation of data. Interested fellows are encouraged to simultaneously pursue a master's in Clinical Investigation at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

During the third year of training fellows are encouraged to continue their research projects as well as consolidate their educational experiences in the diagnosis and management of hematologic and oncologic disorders. Third-year fellows have the opportunity to take clinical electives and to continue their rotations through both the inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Throughout the three years of training each fellow manages his or her own panel of hematology/oncology patients in the weekly Fellows’ Continuity Clinic, supervised by attending hematologist-oncologists.

Our Fellowship Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

A completed application consists of all ERAS requirements, including:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE Scores
  • Residency Program Director’s Letter of Recommendation
  • 2 Additional Letters of Recommendation
  • Photograph
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    Note: If your medical school does not provide MSPEs, please submit a statement in lieu of the form to ERAS.
  • Personal Statement

Applications that do not have all of the above components will not be considered.

Internal applicants: please note that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center does not sponsor H-1B visas. We accept J-1 visas only.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Ronald J. Scheff, M.D.
Director, Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program

Hematology & Medical Oncology

Manuel Hidalgo, M.D., Chief

Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship

Christine Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Program Director
Adrienne Phillips, M.D., Assistant Program Director

Aysha Santiago, Fellowship Coordinator
Tel: (212) 746-2061
Fax: (212) 746-8866