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Urshila Durani, M.D. gives her perspective as a first-year fellow in the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program in Minnesota.

The three-year Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers:

  • Comprehensive training allowing you to learn to care for patients with hematologic and oncologic disorders as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Opportunities to acquire skills in clinical, basic, translational, and outcomes research with the chance to present research findings at national and international meetings
  • Individualized mentorship plan tailored to your career interests as part of our Career Development Program
  • Opportunities to teach Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students and internal medicine residents


The program fulfills the training requirements as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the subspecialty certification examinations in hematology and medical oncology offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Program history

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, graduated its first hematology fellow in 1934. The hematology and oncology fellowships were separate for the next 49 years.

In 1983, a combined Hematology/Oncology Fellowship was established at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota and received ACGME accreditation in 1987. We anticipate that 10 trainees will complete this program annually.

Related programs

Mayo Clinic also offers hematology/oncology fellowships at its campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Florida, as well as an advanced hematology/oncology training year in Rochester.

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Campus and community

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Stipend and benefits