How to Apply

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System(ERAS).

US residents should contact their Dean's Office or ERAS at

International residents should contact the ECFMG at

H1B and J1 visas accepted.

An ECFMG certificate must accompany the ERAS application.

A complete ERAS application includes:

  • Personal statement
  • Four letters of support (generally to include letters from the office of the dean of the college of medicine from which applicant graduated, as well as from program director and/or department head from Internal Medicine residency program)
  • Copies of your transcripts for USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 must accompany application

The deadline for applications is September 30.
Selected candidates will be invited to interview.

If you have any questions, contact the program at

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Board Certification

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process which serves multiple purposes for the trainee and the public.

Certification is

  • one mission of the training program to produce trainees who meet board eligibility criteria;
  • distinguishes a physician as someone with a distinct level of expertise;
  • provides more opportunities when applying for employment;
  • presents resources and tools by the ABMS;
  • a commitment to life-long improvement for providing the best patient care; and
  • elevates physicians into the ranks of doctors committed to the highest standards of healthcare.

For more information visit the American Board of Internal Medicine for specifics on board certification requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualified applicants to the University of Iowa Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program are those who have successfully completed medical school and a medicine residency program at an accredited institution.

Interview Information

We will interview selected candidates beginning in September through October. Because of COVID-19, our interview process will be virtual. Once scheduled, your interview itinerary will also include a link to our "Welcome Presentation," which will give you an overview of the program. 

On your interview day, you will have the opportunity to meet the program director and associate program director as well as multiple faculty members. Based on information you provide in your application, we will strive to match you with the faculty interviewers in your field of interest. We will also arrange a session for you with our current fellows who can describe life in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Iowa as well as life in Iowa City.

We realize that selecting a fellowship “virtually” is a challenge. In addition to our interviews and fellow panels, we will also soon supplement the already-robust information about our program on these webpages with even more information about our program. For now we invite you to learn more about graduate medical education at University of Iowa Health Care, the University of Iowa, and Iowa City!