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How to Apply

Alina Basnet, MD
Program Director

Kristi Robinson
Fellowship Coordinator

 SUNY Upstate Medical University, Division of Hematology Oncology
750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-464-4848
Fax: 315-464-8279
Email: [email protected]


For 2024-2025, there will be four positions in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Upstate Medical University.

Accreditation Length: 3 years

Program Size: 12

Application Process

All applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), beginning in July of the year preceding the program start date. Appointments for the Fellowship Program will be made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All candidates must register through the NRMP. 

NOTE: Only U.S. Citizens/permanent residents and J-1/H-1 visas sponsored by the ECFMG are considered for clinical training. If a J-1/H-1 visa holder, the applicant must have adequate time to complete fellowship prior to losing status (3-year total).

The application requires the following information:

  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMPLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX or NBME)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)
  • A copy of your medical school diploma (if you have graduated from medical school)


Interviews will be coordinated directly by the Fellowship Program Coordinator at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Applicants considered for an interview will be contacted and invited to SUNY Upstate Medical University for an interview with the Program Director and selected faculty. All interviews for Fall 2022 will be held virtually.

Hematology Oncology Program Virtual Tour
Residency and Fellowship Programs at Upstate Medical University

Additional Information

  • We review approximately 300 applications a year
  • We interview 16-24 candidates per year
  • All candidates entering fellowship programs at Upstate on or after July 1, 2017 will be subject to a pre-employment (post offer) drug test.  This includes any prior Upstate fellow who has had a break in service and is returning to employment.  For candidates entering fellowship programs at Upstate, drug screening and final results must be available prior to the first day of their program as a prerequisite to employment.