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Information for Applicants

Thank you for interest in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Six applicants are selected each year via the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology match (with the exception of applicants meeting specific exemption criteria).

The fellowship programs at the two institutions were merged in July of 2000. This has resulted in combined clinical training during the first year of fellowship at both Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health, with an unparalleled exposure to clinical issues in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Patients seen at both institutions are largely non-overlapping, giving trainees a unique exposure to the gamut of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology diagnoses and management strategies. Fellowship trainees have access to the wide range of basic science and translational research opportunities available at both campuses during the subsequent years of fellowship, and selected fellows are supported for additional years of training. All fellows are encouraged to apply for an Advanced Fellowship Award during their 3rd year of training. Selected fellows may be eligible to apply for loan repayment from the NIH.

Additional information regarding the fellowship is available under the "Fellowship Program Overview" Link.

Application Procedure

Applicants who wish to apply to the combined fellowship will need to provide/complete:

  1. Online Application via ERAS


Selected applicants will be required to interview at both JHU and the NIH on subsequent days. No candidate will be considered for a position without an interview.  In general, interviews will be scheduled between January and March.  All applicants will be accepted via the NRMP.

Qualifications for Acceptance

  1. Applicants whose supporting documentation and letters of reference are exemplary will be invited to interview.  No applicant will be accepted without an interview.
  2. Accepted applicants must successfully complete training in an ACGME certified pediatric residency or med/peds program.
  3. Applicants trained in foreign countries must have an ECFMG certificate if they have not subsequently trained in an ACGME certified pediatric program. 
  4. An applicant who is not a citizen of the United States or a Permanent Resident must be eligible for an appropriate visa (e.g. J1 or H1B)


Questions should be directed to:
(JHU) Gladys Valencia Novak; 410-614-5055; or
(NIH) Vicki Richmond; 301-496-4256;


All correspondence should be sent to:

Don Small, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Fellowship Training
Professor of Oncology and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can provide further information.

Terry J. Fry, M.D.
Co-Director, Fellowship Training NIH
Head, Hematologic Malignancies Section
Pediatric Oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Healthh

Clifford Takemoto, M.D.
Co-Director, Fellowship training JHU
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Hematology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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