Hematology/Oncology | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Hematology Oncology is a division in the Department of Internal Medicine at TTUHSC, School of Medicine. This division has an ACGME-accredited fellowship program.

The overall goal of the Hematology Oncology fellowship is to provide broad training in the disciplines of Hematology and Medical Oncology, focusing on the core competencies put forth by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

The patient-oriented training program encompasses didactic and bedside instructions, analysis of current literature and both clinical and laboratory research.

The assignment of course work is designed to accomplish the goals of the program. 

  • 18 months must be devoted to clinical rotations (focused on neoplastic diseases and benign hematology disorders)
  • 18 months may be spent on additional clinical rotations, approved elective rotations, and research
  • Continuity clinics
  • Senior fellows have the option to do three half day clinics on second and third years
  • Competency in bone marrow aspiration and biopsy; and lumbar puncture with intrathecal administration of chemotherapy through LP and Ommaya reservoir.
  • Fellows will gain insight to private practice during their rotation at the Joe Arrington Cancer Center.
  • Fellows are expected to do clinical or basic science research activities.
  • Fellows teach residents and medical students.

Applications accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) only with an application deadline of September 1. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  The program participates in the NRMP Match. Complete applications will be reviewed and then selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews. Inquiries can be directed to the fellowship program coordinator

*note is it advisable to submit your application early in the process to ensure your application is reviewed when the program begins its initial review of applications

Application Check List

  • ERAS Application
  • ERAS Addendum Form (only needed upon invitation for an interview)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in chronological order with no gaps)
  • MSPE
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE/Complex Scores
  • A minimum of (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Notarized copy of Diploma (only needed upon invitation for an interview)
  • Copy of State License (only needed upon invitation for an interview)
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Lukman Tijani

Lukman Tijani, MD
Associate Professor

Program Director Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship



Todd Moore
Fellowship Coordinator