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    Given the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our interview days this year (2020-21) will occur virtually via Zoom.

    We recognize that virtual interview days pose numerous challenges, including making it more difficult to get a sense for the culture and feel of our program and division. However, we are currently hard at work re-envisioning the interview days to ensure that applicants have ample opportunity to meet with our outstanding fellows and faculty and so that applicants can highlight their numerous strengths and talents.

    We also know that the COVID-19 pandemic may have altered your planned clinical rotations or ability to engage in research or educational opportunities this past year. This is not a problem; we will review all applications with this consideration in mind.

    We look forward to reviewing your application and getting to know you better!

    To apply for the fellowship program, you must supply the following:

    Completed application form

    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center uses the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). For more information on the ERAS system please visit the Association of American Medical Colleges website.

    Please note: When in this application, visit the section called Participating Specialties and Programs, then search for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. You will be directed to search for the program name. Our program name is: Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical Center Program. Please make sure that you click on that link. If not, you will be redirected to a different application.

    Curriculum vitae

    Medical school transcript

    Dean's letter

    USMLE boards scores (at least parts 1 and 2; part 3 if completed)

    Personal statement in the style requested on the application form

    Three to five letters of reference from people with whom you have worked closely in a clinical capacity or research capacity. All applicants must supply at least three letters. MD/PhD applicants must also submit a reference letter from their thesis advisor. If possible, all applicants should supply at least one letter from a hematologist/oncologist or from someone who has worked at Boston Children's Hospital or who is otherwise familiar with our program.

    *Please make sure that all application materials are completed and turned in through the ERAS system. If your application is not received by the deadline mentioned below, your application will be marked incomplete and will not be accepted. The ERAS system will start to accept 2021 applications on July 1, 2020. We strongly recommend that you submit your application by August 12. However, we accept applications until December 1, assuming it is possible to schedule an interview between that date and the date of our selection committee meeting.

    If you need further information, please contact:

    Sarah Johnson
    Fellowship Program Coordinator
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Email: sarah.johnson@childrens.harvard.edu
    Phone: 617-919-4242

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    For questions regarding our fellowship program, please contact Fellowship Program Coordinator Sarah Johnson at 617-919-4242 or email sarah.johnson@childrens.harvard.edu.
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