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.


We are a combined Hematology/Oncology 3-year fellowship. We accept two fellows each year, totaling six fellows for the program.

We have 10 faculty that serve as attending in your training with a mixture of some purely hematology, solid tumors, both and researchers. Our faculty all have a specialty of interest which would give you the opportunity to confer and learn from experts in their field.

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

Our cancer treatment teams consist of other oncological fields that are integral to major cancer centers such as radiation oncology, gynecology oncology, surgical oncology, and palliative care.

We have a well-established blood bank and transfusion medicine program that provides resources for the treatment of complex hematological emergencies.

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

Program Sponsored Educational Resources

  • ASCO University Education Essentials for Oncology Fellows
  • ASH Fundamentals of Hematology Fellows Program
  • TAMU Medical Library – Board Vitals, Heme/Onc Question Bank, UpToDate
  • Regional Education meeting – Year 1
  • ASCO or ASH attendance – Year 2
  • MD Anderson Heme/Onc Board review – Year 3

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 of inpatient consult service first and second year (two-week rotations, no weekends)
  • Two weeks inpatient primary service third year (outpatient focus)
  • Six weeks inpatient consult service third year
  • Six weeks VA oncology clinic each year
  • Four months of outpatient consultation service, including hematology, solid tumor medical oncology, gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology each year
  • Two months of clinical electives
  • Two months of protected research time (over three years as electives)
  • One half-day continuity care clinic throughout the entire three years
  • Once weekly non-neoplastic hematology ambulatory clinic
  • One month of palliative care medicine
  • One month of allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation at Baylor Dallas

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

  • Didactic Fellows Conference — Weekly
  • Journal Club — Monthly at faculty homes
  • Bone Marrow Simulation
  • Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Meetings — Weekly (10 tumor sites)
  • Hem/Onc board review — Weekly
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds — Weekly
  • Fellows also participate in Internal Medicine Morning Report and IM Resident Education Conferences
  • Oncology Research Conference — Monthly

  • Phase I, II and III trials
    • Industry supported
    • Investigator developed protocols
  • Fellows are encouraged to participate and even develop their own research activities.
  • The Research and Education Division and Department of Biostatistics
  • Tumor Registry
  • 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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