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Hematology Oncology Program Requirements

Fellowship Description

The major objective of the Texas Tech University HSC, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program is to train leaders in academic hematology oncology. Fellows should achieve distinction in the practice of hematology oncology and acquire the skills necessary for independent and prolific investigation. To accomplish these goals, fellows are supported for three years. Hematology Oncology is a division in the Department of Medicine at the TTUHSC, School of Medicine. This division has ACGME-accredited fellowship program.

Program Requirements

The hematology oncology fellowship is a three-year training program. The division of hematology oncology offers positions for first second and third year hematology oncology fellows.

The patient-oriented training program encompasses didactic and bedside instruction, analysis of current literature and both clinical and laboratory research.  Both inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of hematology oncology problems are referred locally and from West Texas, and Eastern New Mexico.

Graduates are conversant with the scientific method and are familiar with a wide variety of laboratory procedures. After completion of training, they are prepared for either academic or practice-oriented careers.

The hematology oncology fellow is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of hematology oncology diseases and works closely with the staff hematologist oncologist. Fellows will spend a part of each year dedicated to clinical or basic science research activities and are expected to submit their results for publication. Fellows also teach residents and medical students at the bedside.

Program Structure

The Division of Hematology Oncology has 6 full-time faculty, 2 adjunct clinical faculty, and 3 postdoctoral fellows engaged in clinical or research training. There are active programs covering a broad range of modern cancer patient care and clinical and laboratory research.

Educational component - The educational program is supported by a wide variety of educational conferences, lectures, journal clubs, and required classes.

Clinical training component Outpatient care and clinical investigations for ambulatory cancer patients are conducted at the SWCC, Cancer Clinic.

Research training component - Hematology  Oncology fellows may pursue research projects within the Divisions or anywhere throughout the Medical School or University.



All applications should come to us through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). We will be participating in the NRMP Match.

Timeframe. We will accept applications for for the fellowship from July 1 to September 1 of each year.

Interviews. Your application will be reviewed, and selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews.


Inquiries concerning the Hematology Oncology fellowship can be directed to:

Lisa Sechrist

Coordinator for Hematology Oncology & Infectious Disease Fellowship Programs

Department of Internal Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

3601 4th St MS 9410 Room 4B078 Lubbock, Texas 79430

Phone: (806) 743-3381

Fax: (806) 743-3148