American Society of Hematology

Career-Development Timeline for Mexican Trainees (Before Getting Started)

Published on: April 11, 2013

While every person's career path clearly requires an individualized plan for true success, based on insight from hematology leadership and fellows, the ASH Trainee Council has created a generalized framework to help guide those training for a career in hematology in Mexico.

To become a hematologist you must complete either 1 year or 4 years of internal medicine training, depending on the institution, and follow this with another 3 years of training in a hematology fellowship.

Before Getting Started  |  Program Year 1  |  Program Year 2  |  Program Year 3

Before Getting Started


  • Identify the institution that you would like to apply: Verify on the institution's website and contact by telephone specific due dates for the application, reference letters, program selection, document assignment, interview period, and rank order. Interviews are usually held in September to November and selection in December.
  • Hematology elective: If elective time is available consider spending some time in the institutions you intend to apply to for hematology residency. This will provide opportunities to network with the staff at the institution as well as demonstrate your interest in hematology.
  • Update your curriculum vitae (CV): Many institutions now have templates of CVs that can be used to best showcase your training and credentials. Remember to highlight your teaching and research activities and interests.

Before Getting Started  |  Program Year 1  |  Program Year 2  |  Program Year 3

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