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Program Description

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program's two primary goals are: to train fellows who have a strong desire and aptitude for an academic career involving basic science or clinical/translational research, teaching and patient care; and to train outstanding Hematologists and Medical Oncologists, who will contribute to future knowledge about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers and blood diseases.

For those trainees who have an interest in an academic career, the training program will provide comprehensive training in a broad spectrum of areas of basic laboratory and clinical research designed to provide the fellows with an opportunity for a successful career as a medical educator and researcher.

It is the philosophy of this training program that medical oncology and hematology subspecialty practitioners and consultants must have a strong background in the scientific basis of the subspecialty. Thus, all trainees must have substantive exposure to the methods and conduct of clinical and/or basic research. Fellows are educated and counseled in a manner designed to promote a continuing, life-long commitment to reinforcing and updating their knowledge of basic pathophysiology and recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances. Fellows also must participate in fostering advances in knowledge about diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neoplastic and hematologic disorders by conducting and supporting clinical investigation.


We strongly promote academic research tracks for our Hematology/Medical Oncology fellows. Our academic basic and clinical/translational research career training tracks are flexible, but they often may require a commitment of at least one year beyond the time required for board certification, although trainees still will be eligible to take their ABIM subspecialty board exams after two years (for only Hem or only Onc eligibility) or three years (for both Hem and Onc eligibility). Sometimes the additional years of training can be accomplished with faculty appointments, first at the Instructor level and subsequently at the Assistant Professor level, as long as there is sufficient protected time provided for the trainee's research career development. We also provide opportunities for fellows on the ABIM Research Track to have 4-5 years of fellowship training.


Meet the Team 


  • MD or DO
  • US Citizenship, Permanent Resident, or J1 Visa Status through ECFMG
  • Completing three years of U.S. internal medicine residency or combined medicine/pediatric residency training that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and establishes eligibility for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine 

Number of Positions

 Total ACGME Approved Positions: 33, 11 fellows per year 


Please visit ERAS to find the deadline. 

How to Apply

We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and we participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Refer to ERAS for deadlines.

ERAS information  | NRMP information

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Salary and Benefits

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Program Director
Lubomir Sokol, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center

Associate Program Directors
Michael Jaglal, MD and Estrella Carballido, MD

GME Program Administrator
Martin Kramer C-TAGME
Graduate Medical Education Coordinator
12902 USF Magnolia Drive, MCC-GME
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813-745-2069