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Graduate Medical Education

The University of Chicago Medicine, in partnership with the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences, sponsors graduate medical education (GME) programs. We offer more than 100 GME opportunities, including a broad range of residency and fellowship programs in more than 30 clinical departments.


Our nationally recognized residency program in Radiation Oncology meets all the requirements of the American Board of Radiology and is fully accredited by the American Medical Association’s Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The four-year program provides students with hands-on experience through clinical training, seminars and conferences, and rotations and research.

The University of Chicago offers several accredited fellowship opportunities for doctors wishing to further specialize in a field of medicine after residency. Many of these can be pursued jointly.

The Department of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Hematology/Oncology. Fellows can choose between a two-year or three-year program that emphasizes research and education while providing excellent mentorship, outstanding scholarly opportunities, and ample protected time. A major emphasis is on the generation and application of research information for the solution of problems in the field of hematology and oncology. Fellows may also pursue joint training in clinical pharmacology, medical and geriatrics.

The ABCP-accredited Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics fellowship offers training in personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, new drug development, classical clinical pharmacology, genetics of drug abuse, and clinical trial design. The mission of the two-year program is to train highly qualified individuals (PhD, MD, PharmD) for participation in a broad range of academic clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenomic activities. This is achieved by offering advanced exposure to leading-edge technology and innovative comprehensive didactics that will provide fellows with superior training. Individuals completing the program can become board certified in Clinical Pharmacology.

The ACGME-accredited Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine fellowship offers a three- or four-year interdisciplinary program which satisfies all clinical training requirements for board eligibility in both disciplines. The Department of Medicine and the nationally ranked Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Section of Hematology/Oncology are committed to building a center of excellence in geriatric oncology at the University of Chicago, one of only 5 centers to receive American Society of Clinical Oncology support for post-graduate training. The Section of Hematology/Oncology accepts 6 new fellows per year for the three-year clinical program. The curriculum in geriatrics oncology integrates training in both disciplines. In general, geriatric oncology fellows will pursue a program that is predominantly geriatrics in the first year, including inpatient, outpatient and long-term care experiences but also with oncology continuity clinics. In the second year, geriatric oncology fellows typically will shift to a more traditional oncology program while maintaining an outpatient geriatric oncology (Survivor Clinic) continuity panel.

The research interests of the trainee will be considered for flexible programming.
The Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago offers a three-year Fellowship Program, accredited by the ACGME. The Fellowship Program trains pediatricians in the clinical discipline of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and prepares them for a potential career in academic medicine and as independent investigators.

Throughout the fellowship years, all fellows participate in an extensive group of educational programs. The first year is predominantly clinical with six to seven months of service on the inpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant Service, and Outpatient Hematology and Oncology Clinics, as well as additional required and elective rotations. During the second and third years, the majority of each fellow’s effort is devoted to training in laboratory, translational, and/or clinical research. Successful completion of the Fellowship program prepares fellows for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology subspecialty board examination, and independent practice as an academic Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist.

In conjunction with NorthShore University HealthSystem, the University of Chicago Medicine facilitates a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program. The three-year program admits one fellow per year and consists of one year of research and two clinical years, which are divided between the campuses of the University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois.

The Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago accommodates two surgical oncology fellows per year. The three-year program allows fellows to dedicate 18 months to clinical rotations and 18 months to research. The curriculum of the fellowship is independent and distinct from the General Surgery residency training program. This fellowship prepares surgeons to assume leadership in the multidisciplinary care of the cancer patient and to engage in high quality research.  We seek to train the highest caliber surgeons to become leaders in surgical oncology. Surgeons who complete this program have accumulated the credentials, knowledge, and experience for a productive academic career.

The Department of Pathology hosts a wide range of fellowships in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Walter Stadler