Pediatric Oncology Schools and Fellowship Programs: How to Choose

Fellowship programs in pediatric oncology include the study of both cancer and blood disorders, emphasizing research in both areas. Applicants need to have completed a medical degree program and a residency in pediatrics prior to applying for a fellowship position.

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Aspiring pediatric oncologists need to earn a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and then complete a residency before finding a fellowship program. There are many medical schools in the United States that can provide the necessary education for these professionals.

Top 10 Medical Schools

As of 2016, these are the top ten medical schools in the country, according to the rankings released by U.S. News & World Report:

College/University Location Institution Type Tuition (2015-2016)*
Harvard University Boston, MA 4-year, Private $55,850
Stanford University Stanford, CA 4-year, Private $52,491
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 4-year, Private $48,750
University of California - San Francisco San Francisco, CA 4-year, Public $32,751 in-state, $44,996 out-of-state
University of Pennsylvania (Perelman) Philadelphia, PA 4-year, Private $52,210
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO 4-year, Private $58,460
Columbia University New York, NY 4-year, Private $55,418
Duke University Durham, NC 4-year, Private $53,575
University of Washington Seattle, WA 4-year, Public $33,519 in-state, $63,954 out-of-state
Yale University New Haven, CT 4-year, Private $55,680

Source: *U.S. News & World Report

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School Selection Criteria

Students choosing a medical school with a pediatric oncology program may consider the following:

  • Students should consider the academic opportunities that the school offers specifically in the sub-specialty of pediatric oncology.
  • Programs that provide a wide variety of research opportunities and a supportive scientific community may benefit aspiring pediatric fellows who want to pursue careers in academic medicine.
  • Students who want to work as clinicians after their fellowship can look for one of the many programs that require clinical rotations or trials.
  • Students should consider whether medical schools offer financial benefits, such as loan forgiveness, health insurance and paid assistance.

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship

Pediatric oncology fellows usually spend their first year focused on clinical training, and they spend the remainder of the program completing a research project and fulfilling other requirements, including instructing residents and medical students. Didactic training is also included in the form of conferences, seminars, journal clubs and discussion groups.

For students who want to become pediatric oncologists, it is important to find a medical school that provides a strong academic program with a wide variety of academic opportunities. After a residency, they can also benefit from the training provided within fellowship programs.

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