Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

Our Training Program - Research Tracks



After the first year of intensive clinical training, the following two years offer 75% protected research time. The fellowship program offers two possible research tracks: a basic science research track and a clinical investigator track.

Research opportunities in hematology and medical oncology at Michigan span the full spectrum, including basic science, translational studies, and clinical investigation.

Fellows are supported via an NIH training grant, in its 35th year of continuous funding.  Fellows are encouraged to submit a K30, K08, ASCO YIA, or other similar grant proposals during their second and third years to gain experience in extramural grant applications.  Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents to be appointed to the training grant.

Individuals accepted to the University of Michigan Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) will complete two years of internal medicine residency, followed by four years of fellowship training. Those PSTP residents who choose hematology and medical oncology for their fellowship will be assigned to the basic science research track. 

  1. Clinical Investigator Track (detailed document).  The clinical investigator track is a program geared for applicants who wish to become skilled clinical hematologists and/or medical oncologists with the intention of developing the skill set necessary to develop and manage the operation of clinical trials.  The program will allow fellows to personally observe the regulatory operations of clinical trials, with the expectation of the development of a project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The research program will be overseen by a research committee developed by the fellow with his/her mentor. The committee will meet at a minimum of two times each year to review and provide feedback for the fellow’s research project(s).

  2. Basic Science Research Track (detailed document).  The basic science research track is a program geared for applicants who wish to become skilled clinical hematologists and/or medical oncologists with the intention of developing the skill set necessary to develop and to manage the operation of independent research laboratories.  The program will allow fellows to function in cutting edge laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty mentor ranging from cancer genetics, drug discovery, pharmacogenomics, and health policy, just to name a few. The research program will be overseen by a research committee developed by the fellow with his/her mentor. The committee will meet at a minimum of two times each year to review and provide feedback for the fellow’s research project(s).