All applications must be submitted through ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service) of the Associated of American Medical Colleges to be considered. There are three spots available for 2014. ERAS will be open to apply starting July 15, 2013.
Please do not contact us regarding the status of your application. We will contact those who will be invited for an interview through ERAS.
The residency and fellowship programs at HUH/DUCOM will accept candidates interested in a J, O, or OPT visa. Candidates should discuss their visa interests when interviewing with the program director.
The J visa is sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Candidates are responsible for the application fee of $200.00. The GME Office serves as the liaison between the ECFMG and the candidate. All communication and processing of the J visa application must be handled by the GME Office with the ECFMG representative. The GME Office will forward an application to the candidate and the application must be returned to the GME Office. Candidates must not send their application directly to the ECFMG for the J visa.
It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for the ECFMG to issue approval for a J visa. House staff members must obtain the visa in their home country and should bear in mind that the availability of appointments at their respective consulate can considerably delay arrival in the U.S. Therefore applications should be submitted as soon as possible. If a visa is not obtained by the expected start date in the program, the program director has the choice of holding the position or offering the position to another candidate.
J visa house staff members are governed by the rules and regulations of the ECFMG and the Department of State. They are allow entry into the U.S. 60 days prior to the start date and can get paid for attending orientation prior to the employment start date.
- As of 2010, the hospital no longer sponsors H1-B visas for new incoming house staff members. However, an H1-B visa holder can switch to a J visa. Please contact the GME Office for additional information regarding this process.
- We support J-1 visas only.
Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Application Requirements
We require the following documents:
- Complete application as provided through ERAS
- Curriculum Vitae (CV should have no gaps in dates)
- Copy of USLME scores 1, 2, and 3
- Copy of ECFMG certification (if applicable)
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
Selection Process for Hematology/Oncology Fellows
Once an application is complete, it is reviewed by the program director and one or two other faculty members. All inside applicants are granted interviews.
Interview candidates will be contacted through ERAS by the end of August. Due to the high volume of applicants, we ask that you do not contact us to inquire about your application status.
Each candidate is interviewed by the program director and one to two other faculty members. Each interviewer completes an evaluation form. At the completion of all interviews, applications are carefully reviewed and ranked by all faculty members. We will submit all offers through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Learn More About the Program
For more information about the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Drexel University College of Medicine, please contact Christina Zervoudakes at 215.762.7026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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