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Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Fellowship Program

Our 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.

  • Clinical

    Clinical training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Fellowship centers on a multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients with hematological, oncological, and immunological diseases.

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  • Research

    We provide our fellows a focused environment in which they can develop research interests and be positioned to successfully compete for extramural funding upon completion of their training.

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  • Didactic

    We provide many didactic opportunities within our Pediatric Hematology Oncology BMT Fellowship.

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  • Fellow Directory

    Meet our Pediatric Hematology Oncology BMT fellows.

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  • Accomplishments

    We take pride in the outstanding accomplishments of our fellows.

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  • Masters Program

    One unique benefit of our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT fellowship program is assistance with the cost to pursue a Masters degree during fellowship.

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  • Pediatric Psychology Fellowship

    The 2-year fellowship in Pediatric Psychology provides an opportunity to receive specialized training in the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with hematological and oncologic disorders in a program where Psychology is a long-standing, highly respected, and embedded service.

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About Our Fellowship

Application and 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).

2019 Fellowship Match Dates

  • June 7, 2018: Applicants can register on ERAS
  • July 5, 2018: Fellowship applicants may apply
  • July 15, 2018: Programs begin receiving applicants
  • September 5 – November 2, 2018: Interviews
  • November 28: Rank list due
  • December 12: Match Day at 12:00pm ET

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 accepts 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
Benefits and Conditions and Terms of Employment
Please see MCW Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment for information regarding stipends (including working condition benefit), vacations, health and dental benefits, professional liability and more.

Master's Program Tuition Assistance (MCW)
The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics assists with tuition so current fellows can pursue a master’s degree in the second and third year of fellowship from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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

Stephanie Dhein

Education Program Coordinator II

Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology/BMT
(414) 805-8259

Richard Tower, MD, MS

Program Director, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology/BMT

Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology/BMT

Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Pediatrics
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
MFRC 3020
Milwaukee, WI 53226