I'm thinking about Hem/Onc more seriously recently....particular bone marrow and blood diseases (both cancer and otherwise). I was just wondering what people's general thoughts were on salary/lifestyle options/happiness in this specialty.
There's definitely some death (which I'm not afraid of particularly), but it also seems to me in my shadowing efforts than many patients are surviving on new, better treatments. I also like the idea of compliant patients, having longer-term relationships, working in an academic, exciting setting, lots of opportunities to get involved in the biotech/pharm world. Was just wondering from any IM residents/fellows/attendings what their perception of hem/onc was. How's the lifestyle? Compensation? I'm also interested in pediatric hem/onc as well.
I'd definitely prefer a life outside of medicine and good compensation. Though, I'm not opposed to working hard for my patients as long as the work is meaningful.
MS2 (almost MS3)