Hematopathology Fellowship

The Department of Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship with emphasis on diagnostic hematopathology and laboratory hematology. Each year 2 positions are available in this 1-year program. The hematology laboratory performs approximately 600,000 hematology and coagulation tests per year. The hematopathology service reviews approximately 1600 adult bone marrows, 300 pediatric bone marrows and 700 consult cases (marrows and lymph nodes) per year. The program provides a good balance of autonomy and supervision and the fellows gain progressive independence during the year with the goal of independent practice in all areas of hematopathology upon completion of training including hematology, coagulation, bone marrow pathology, lymph node pathology and laboratory management. In addition to a well-balanced clinical education, the program ensures adequate time and opportunities for scholarly activities, teaching, quality improvement, patient safety and educational projects. The program faculty has diverse interests giving the fellows an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in every aspect of hematopathology.


To qualify candidates must have one of the following: successful completion of at least two years of a pathology residency accredited by the ACGME or a program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC; certification by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, in anatomic pathology, or in clinical pathology.

If selected, candidates must obtain an unrestricted medical license or a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) from the Medical Board of California before their start date.

Non-U.S. citizens must possess a Permanent Resident Card or an appropriate educational visa prior to starting a postgraduate medical education program. The Department of Laboratory Medicine may sponsor J1 visas.

ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Hematopathology

Medical Board of California


Fellows will be appointed as a PGY-5.

UCSF GME Trainee Financial Resources

Application information:

  1. Our program will be participating in the NRMP Match for Hematopathology Fellowship.
  2. We are currently accepting applications for academic year 2026-2027.
  3. An approximate timeline for the Hematopathology Fellowship Match (July 2026 appointments) is as follows:

    January 2025: programs start interviewing
    February 5, 2025: match opens for registration to programs and applicants
    March 12, 2025: ranking opens
    April 16, 2025: rank order list certification deadline
    April 30, 2025: match day
    July 2026: start of fellowship

  4. For additional information and FAQs, please visit the following webpage:
    Webpage: https://www.society-for-hematopathology.org/web/education-match.php

How to apply:

We are currently receiving applications for 2026-2027.
2024-2025: Filled
2025-2026: Filled

Please submit application materials using the following link: