IDD Fellowship: How to Apply
How to apply
Candidate application for the Advanced Oncology/Hematology Drug Development Fellowship Program is initiated by referral, query from the candidate, advertisement in leading oncology journals (e.g., Journal of Clinical Oncology) or by recruitment by the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center/IDD faculty during travels and networking.
The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for acceptance into the program:
- Has graduated from a medical school accepted by the Texas Medical Board or that meets the requirements as determined by a committee of experts selected by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
- If a foreign medical graduate, meets eligibility requirements for obtaining an appropriate visa and obtains an ECFMG certificate. The Advanced Oncology/Hematology Drug Development Fellowship Program has been approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine as a Non-Standard Program. Candidates meeting all other requirements and accepted by the program are eligible for ECFMG sponsorship of United States J-1 training visas.
- Meets all eligibility criteria for a Texas license, or a Physician in Training Permit issued by the Texas Medical Board.
- Has successfully completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology/Hematology, according to criteria set forth by the American Board of Medical Specialties for the American Board of Internal Medicine with added qualifications in Medical Oncology/Hematology, or international equivalents. Candidates are not required to be board certified.
- Completes an application that includes applicant demographic information and education history, including past and present program directors’ names and addresses. Also provides the following:
- Biographic information: full name, date of birth, current address (local and/or foreign) and nationality/citizenship
- Job experience
- Transcripts (certified by school registrar or official)
- Postgraduate training certificates
- ECFMG certificate (if foreign medical graduate)
- List all current and past visas issued by the United States to a foreign national applicant and/or immediate family
- If applicable, biographic information for a foreign national applicant’s spouse and children
- Copy of all passports, visas and I-94 for foreign national applicant and immediate family members joining the applicant
- Current CV and/or resume
- Any medical licenses current or prior
- Current photograph
- Essay or narrative describing applicant’s prior related experience, future goals and objectives and reason that this program is of interest.
All application documentation, including, without limitation: photographs, certified copies and certified translations into English from foreign languages, must meet the requirements of the Texas Medical Board.