Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

Our comprehensive program includes a range of clinical and subspecialty training as well as research opportunities.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our three-year program emphasizes clinical experience and educational excellence in preparation for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

We accept two fellows per year.


Fellows interact with radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology and medical subspecialties. In the clinic and in the hospital, fellows interact through rounds and conferences with Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine students, surgery residents, internal medicine residents and subspecialty fellows in all disciplines.

Some of the benefits of our program include:

  • ASCO University Education Essentials for Oncology Fellows
  • ASH Fundamentals of Hematology Fellows Program
  • Regional Education meeting second year
  • ASCO or ASH attendance second year
  • MD Anderson Heme/Onc Board review third year
  • Travel awards for presenting authors

The three-year training program is composed of the following rotations:

  • Two months inpatient primary service first and second year (one-week rotations)
  • Two months inpatient consult service first and second year (two-week rotations, no weekends)
  • Two weeks inpatient primary service third year
  • Six weeks inpatient consult service third year
  • Six weeks VA oncology clinic each year
  • Four months out-patient consultation service, including hematology, solid tumor medical oncology, gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology each year
  • Two months clinical electives
  • Two months research time
  • One half-day continuity care clinic throughout the full three years
  • One month allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Conferences are designed to provide teaching in all areas of clinical hematology and oncology, and include:

  • Didactic fellows conference: weekly
  • Oncology research conference: monthly
  • Journal club: monthly at faculty homes
  • Multidisciplinary tumor board meetings (leukemia/lymphoma, lung, head and neck, GI, GU and breast): weekly
  • Hem/Onc board review: weekly
  • Hematology "How I Treat" conferences: twice monthly
  • Program director coffee and breakfast: twice monthly
  • Medical grand rounds: weekly

Fellows also participate in internal medicine morning report, CPC's and resident education conferences.

Research focuses on basic and clinical aspects of human neoplasia. The developmental therapeutics program focuses on participation in Phase I, II and III trials through industry support, CCOP-affiliation with several national oncology cooperative groups such as SWOG, NSABP, GOG, RTOG and ECOG as well as the division's own research protocols.

Our faculty is the most-important resource in regard to research in the program. All are committed to research and education. Many have a number of active research protocols in basic and/or clinical areas. Fellows are encouraged to participate and even develop their own research activities.

The Research and Education Division houses the Department of Biostatistics with PhD biostatisticians and staff to assist with research design and data analysis. The research section offers assistance in protocol development and coordination.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is August 1.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited, three-year internal medicine residency.

Eligible applicants should also provide:

  • Transcript from medical school
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of reference from medical school faculty or residency/fellowship experience (if applicable)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Record of other graduate medical experience, if applicable
  • ECFMG certificate (if international medical graduate)
  • USMLE III must be taken and passed. Scores and dates USMLE II and III must be noted in your application.
  • Recent photograph
  • Personal statement
    • The personal statement describes your professional interests, achievements, reasons for choosing specialty of training and plans for the future.
    • Reference should be made to research experience and training, special projects or scientific work you have engaged in and any notable professional accomplishments you have achieved.
    • You may also wish to describe your personal interests, activities and circumstances.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Sheila Castilleja
Phone: 254.724.8845
Fax: 254.724.6356

Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
1605 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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