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Program description

The three-year Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers:

  • Preparation for a career in hematology and medical oncology in an academic or group practice setting
  • Experience with multidisciplinary approaches to people with hematologic and oncologic disorders
  • Clinical and laboratory research opportunities in hematology, oncology or basic science
  • Opportunities to teach Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students, visiting students from other medical schools and internal medicine residents

Highlights of the fellowship:

  • All fellows have a 100 percent passage rate on board exams (I and II)
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is the first three-site cancer center in the country, with excellent teamwork across sites
  • Strong didactic curriculum and wide range of pathology
  • High faculty-to-fellow ratio that allows extensive personal contact with attending physicians
  • Collaborative environment, with fellows consistently considering faculty as approachable in all communication and surveys
  • Extensive research and publications from our fellows
    • In 2013-2014, fellows had 12 publications, 19 conference presentations and four book chapters co-authored, and all participated in research and teaching presentations
  • Second year of fellowship is research focused, allowing for a larger project
  • Ability to refer a patient to the Center for Humanities in Medicine to help relieve stress or discomfort
  • Program leadership meets every Wednesday to discuss the program, and leadership meets once a month with fellows
  • Generous salary and benefits
  • Personalized career development and research mentorship
  • Ranked the No. 2 safest teaching hospital in America by Consumer Reports in May 2013
  • Inpatient service ranked No. 1 in patient satisfaction among 350 national teaching and community hospitals for 2009 and 2010

As a Mayo Clinic fellow, you have access to a training experience that is both broad and highly specialized. The program is designed to effectively prepare you for a successful career in hematology/oncology.


This program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


You will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine's subspecialty examinations in hematology and medical oncology upon completion of the fellowship.

Program history

The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship began in 1996 with one fellow a year. Since that time, more than 20 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that three fellows will complete training in this program annually.

Fellows have successfully pursued careers in academic hematology/oncology as well as in group practice settings, and several have become Mayo Clinic faculty.

July 21, 2017