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Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Match

Application window opens for the 2022/2023 cycle November 2, 2020

The Society for Neuro-Oncology announced the launch of a formal match program for fellowship applicants beginning with the 2019/2020 fellowship year. This initiative, co-chaired by Drs. John de Groot (MD Anderson) and Scott Plotkin (Massachusetts General Hospital), was a natural next step for neuro-oncology as a growing field. The formal match established a first-ever public listing of participating fellowship programs, a uniform timeline, and standardized base application documents to help streamline the application process for both applicants and programs. It also provides time to encourage “best fit scenarios”, and establishes separate codes of conduct for applicants and programs. Note that at this time, the match is for adult fellowship programs.

The match itself is conducted by the vendor San Francisco Match ("SF Match"), with the Society for Neuro-Oncology serving as a the match sponsor, and the SNO Fellowship Match Committee providing administrative oversight. Members of the fellowship Match Committee are Dr. Scott Plotkin (Massachusetts General Hospital); Dr. Maciej Mrugala (Mayo Clinic, Phoenix); and Dr. Leia Nghiemphu (University of California, Los Angeles). 

For complete information, including a list of requisite application documents and frequently asked questions (FAQs), visit and select the “Neuro-Oncology” tab. Candidates must register on the SF Match site to view details on the participating programs and are encouraged to directly contact the programs they are interested in to confirm if additional, institution specific, items are required.

Match Code of Conduct
(Adobe PDF File)
Match Participation Agreement
(Adobe PDF File)

The approved timeline for 2022-2023 candidates is as follows :

  • November 2, 2020 - applications open in SF Match
  • February 28, 2021 - applications close in SF Match
  • March 1, 2021 - interviews period begins
  • May 31, 2021 – interview period ends
  • June 11, 2021 - rankings due at 12:00noon PST from candidates & programs
  • June 18, 2021 - results posted
  • June 21, 2021 - vacancies posted

Participating Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Programs:

  • Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School
  • Cleveland Clinic    
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University/Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center
  • Henry Ford Health System – Hermelin Brain Tumor Center
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center    
  • Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Stanford University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan Medical Center
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Yale School of Medicine
Waiver Release
(Adobe PDF File)