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Haifaa Abdulhaq, MD

Haifaa Abdulhaq, MD,

Program Director


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The UCSF Fresno Hematology/Oncology fellowship program is a three-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program matches two PGY-4 fellows each year.

The UCSF Fresno Hematology/Oncology fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

We require the following supporting documents to be submitted via the ERAS program:
Personal statement
Current CV
Three letters of recommendation
Medical school transcripts
USMLE transcripts
ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for a residency/fellowship appointment contract with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of their anticipated years of training:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be in possession of a green card
  • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
  • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa

UCSF Fresno doesn’t generally sponsor H-1B visas, please contact individual programs regarding their policy on H-1B visa sponsorship.

California Medical License-

The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:
US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training

Background Checks

UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community. All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation

Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates

You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to complete residency training in the United States. Please visit the ECFMG website at for additional information on how to obtain certification.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

ana zarate

Ana Zarate
Fellowship Coordinator

785 North Medical Center Drive West
Suite #203
Clovis, CA 93611

Telephone: (559) 387-1909
Fax: (559) 387-1983