One-year fellowship options before Hem/Onc

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    Hello, as a prospective Hem/Onc applicant, I was wondering what fellowships are available in case I don't match into Hem/Onc in my first attempt. Since I'm an IMG on a J1, I'll only have the luxury of doing 1 extra year before doing Hem/Onc. I'm aware of some programs offering a 1-year Transfusion Medicine fellowship, but I'm not sure how many spots are available nation-wide. Are there other such 1-year fellowships that would help me support my application towards Hem/Onc? Also, how competitive are these fellowships? Thank you.
     

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      Hello, as a prospective Hem/Onc applicant, I was wondering what fellowships are available in case I don't match into Hem/Onc in my first attempt. Since I'm an IMG on a J1, I'll only have the luxury of doing 1 extra year before doing Hem/Onc. I'm aware of some programs offering a 1-year Transfusion Medicine fellowship, but I'm not sure how many spots are available nation-wide. Are there other such 1-year fellowships that would help me support my application towards Hem/Onc? Also, how competitive are these fellowships? Thank you.
      I'm not sure, maybe BMT?

      Or maybe take a year "off" (or working PRN) and try to do research at a place with a hem/onc fellowship, especially if you can do research with faculty (especially PDs) who can help you, make calls for you, write good LOR's for you?
       
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        Thank you, I appreciate your replies.
        Also, what do you think about doing these 1-year fellowships vs doing a year of Chief Residency? Which do you think would be more valuable in supporting my application for a Hem/Onc fellowship?
         

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          Thank you, I appreciate your replies.
          Also, what do you think about doing these 1-year fellowships vs doing a year of Chief Residency? Which do you think would be more valuable in supporting my application for a Hem/Onc fellowship?
          Better to be a chief. Chief is a good way to lock a fellowship spot (generally field of your choosing) at home institution
           
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            To follow up my OP, how competitive are these 1-year fellowships for an IMG? I've seen that most programs typically have 1 or 2 spots at the most each year. And do most of the people who do these 1-year fellowships go on to match into HemeOnc? Thanks.
             

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              Good Morning everyone!
              Which option is better to get Hemonc fellowship? 1 year hemonc hospitalist in any program where they have hemonc fellowship VS 1 year non acgme fellowship in oncology related field?
              Oncology hospitalist FTW. That way, even if you don't match, you have a real job.
               
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