Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Fellowship Program

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology FellowshipOur program goals are to:

  • Impart knowledge and experiences necessary for optimal care of children with hematological and oncological disorders.
  • Provide the fundamentals for a successful career in clinical or basic research.
  • Guide the fellow, as a junior faculty member, to develop teaching expertise.

Over the past three decades, the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Division at the Medical College of Wisconsin has developed one of the preeminent fellowship training programs in the country. We train the pediatric hematologists, oncologists, and transplant teams of the future through excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. Our program combines broad clinical training and abundant research opportunities in a collegial work environment emphasizing both clinical and scholarly activity.

During our three-year training program, time is distributed among both clinical and research opportunities to ensure that fellows develop expertise in the fields of pediatric hematology, oncology, and blood and marrow transplant. The program provides approximately 11 months in the first year and 1 month or more in the second and third years for clinical work. Approximately 21 months of protected time in years two and three are dedicated to hypothesis driven research.

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  Terms, Conditions & Benefits of Employment

As of July 1, 2015: Fellows who begin the program on or after July 1, 2015, will be employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH).

If start date was prior to July 1, 2015, please see MCW Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment for information regarding vacations, leaves, insurance, stipends and professional liability.

Stipend Amounts for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

  • PGY IV - $61,500
  • PGY V - $64,610
  • PGY VI - $66,690
  • PGY VII - $68,760

See MCWAH Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment for information regarding vacations, leaves, insurance, stipends and professional liability.

Working Condition Benefit (MCWAH)
The working condition benefit will remain $1,500 for the 2016/17 academic year. This payment is intended to help defray expenses for license fees, DEA fees, license exam fees and textbooks.

Master's Program Tuition Assistance (MCW)
The Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT assists with tuition so that current fellows are able to pursue a master's degree program. In the second and third year of the fellowship the fellow may choose to take master's courses offered at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

  Application/Visa Process

Our 3-year fellowship program is ACGME accredited and begins on July 1 each year. We accept two fellows each academic year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications from prospective applicants are accepted from November through January via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

2017 Fellowship Match Dates

  • Applications Open: December 1, 2016
  • Interview Dates: January–April, 2017
  • Rank List Opens: March 29, 2017
  • Rank List Closes: May 10, 2017
  • Match Day for 2018: May 24, 2017

Complete applications should include the following:

  • ERAS application form
  • At least 3 letters of reference including Program Director letter
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation/Dean's Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores - Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • ECFMG certificate for foreign medical school graduates (see visa information below)

Our program currently accept the following visas:

  • Permanent Resident Visa
  • Visitor Exchange Visa sponsored by ECFMG (J-1)
  • Temporary Professional Worker's Visa (H-1B)
  • For additional visa information please visit Graduate Medical Education
  Links of Interest

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT Societies

  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)

Social Media

Graduate Medical Education Links

Fellowship Program Contact

Laura Walker
Education Program Coordinator
Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology/BMT
(414) 337-7413

Richard Tower, MD, MS
Program Director
Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology/BMT

Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology/BMT
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Pediatrics
8701 Watertown Plank Road
MFRC 3020
Milwaukee, WI 53226