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Pediatric hematology and oncology fellowship

The Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is a component of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine, one of the oldest medical schools in the country, and VCU Massey Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center.

The fellowship program trains fellows for a career in academic pediatric hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplantation. It is a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, with a 4th year Research Fellowship available to select applicants.

Population served:

  • New childhood cancer cases: 75-85
  • Sickle cell disease patients: 500
  • Hemostasis and thrombosis: 100
  • Childhood blood and marrow transplant cases: 15-20
  • Outpatient visits: 5,000-6,000/year

Program opportunities

How to apply 

The fellowship program participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please be mindful of the applications deadlines listed on each website. Application to the fellowship program is highly competitive. Applicants should be board eligible or board certified in pediatrics. 

Important dates 

Please refer to the ERAS website for upcoming Match dates and application information. Applicants typically begin the ERAS process in early June. The program starts reviewing applications in mid-August, with interviews conducted between late August and early October. 

Applications for the Fourth Year Research Fellowship will be considered separately. Applicants should submit a PDF proposal or hard copy by March 1 of each year to the fellowship program director.

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Contact the hematology and oncology fellowship team

Fellowship program director Marieka Helou, M.D., M.P.H. Division of Pediatric Hematology,
Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation
M3 Pediatric Clerkship
Co-Director, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Richmond
1000 East Broad Street
Box 980121
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0121
Phone: (804) 628-0379
Email: marieka.helou@vcuhealth.org
Division fellowship coordinator Lisa Wawrzyniak Administrative Assistant
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Children's Hospital of Richmond
1000 East Broad St.
Box 980121
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 628-3967
Fax: (804) 628-5848
Email: Lisa.Wawrzyniak@vcuhealth.org
 
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