Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program

Advanced training in hematologic and malignant disorders

Standing in three rows and wearing white lab coats, the faculty and fellows of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Scripps Clinic are shaping the future of cancer treatment.

Advanced training in hematologic and malignant disorders

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Scripps is a three-year graduate medical education program in San Diego, offering advanced training in hematologic and malignant disorders in a health system that is nationally recognized as a leader in cancer treatment. The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and ensures our fellows are primed to deliver high-quality medical care as they embark on their careers as oncologists and hematologists.

During this graduate medical education training program, fellows receive comprehensive exposure to a broad spectrum of benign and malignant diseases as well as complications and therapeutic options. Upon completion of the training program, fellows are well prepared for board certification in both hematology and medical oncology.

In addition, fellows are introduced to a variety of research opportunities and are expected to make significant contributions to clinical or laboratory-based projects.

Program highlights

  • We offer an individualized cancer care approach that combines our experienced team of multidisciplinary health professionals with the latest technologies and treatments.
  • Becker’s Hospital Review magazine has listed Scripps Health among the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”
  • The size of our program and focus on outpatient cancer care allows us to tailor each fellow’s training to fit their ultimate goals.

Message from our directors

Headshots of Dr. Carrie Costantini and Dr. James Mason.

Message from our directors

Hear directly from the fellowship program director Carrie Costantini, MD, and division head James Mason, MD, about what to expect from this three-year program in Southern California. 

Training sites, rotations and lectures

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Scripps Clinic is designed to focus on training in the outpatient setting to help fellows prepare for future practice.

We have two main training hospitals: Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego. Each location exposes fellows to a range of patient populations and diseases. Our multidisciplinary tumor boards and lecture series curriculum enhance the educational experience. We have outpatient clinic locations in La Jolla, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and Hillcrest.

Faculty, fellows and alumni

During your fellowship at Scripps Clinic, you’ll work under the mentorship of leading cancer experts and alongside talented trainees. With academic scholarship at the core of the program, our team is dedicated to delivering superior medical education and guidance to meet each fellow’s interests and career goals.

Research opportunities

Scripps Clinic has a rich history in clinical research, encompassing basic science to clinical trials. From its earliest inception, the Division of Hematology and Oncology has been a research leader within Scripps Clinic, assisting in new drug development and first-in-patient care.

Our faculty and fellows work with some of the most prominent medical research institutes in the world. Located along “The Mesa” of North Torrey Pines, our program offers collaborations and laboratory experience within The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), Sanford Burnham Prebys National Cancer Institute (SBP), Salk Institute and Venter Institute. Additionally, La Jolla has a rich mix of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that engage with our cancer teams to initiate clinical trials on leading-edge therapeutics.

Salary and benefits

Fellows at Scripps Health receive a standardized compensation package that includes a base salary, health insurance benefits, an educational allowance, paid vacation days, paid sick days and other benefits.

To see a full list of pay and benefits, visit our page on fellowship salaries and benefits.

How to apply

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Scripps Clinic is a competitive program that receives 220 applications a year for four fellowship positions per year. Our institution places a great value on our fellows and their education, and we are fortunate to match with some of the brightest and most promising physicians in the country. We look forward to reviewing your application.

This year, all interviews will be online and virtual, as recommended by the Coalition for Physician Accountability Working Group.