oncology

  1. S

    FMGs in academic medicine?

    Is it possible for a foreign medical graduate today become a physician scientist or enter into academic medicine. Given the fact that a lot of NIH grants are given to US citizens only, is it possible for foreign medical graduates to get enough funding to enter academia?? Say if a fmg lands into...
  2. R

    Medical Oncology (without hematology)

    Completing a palliative care fellowship and matched to heme/onc fellowship that starts in July. I would be very happy to find a job (open to private practice or academic) as a medical oncologist or even split position palliative and medical oncology. That being said, I am considering medical...
  3. G

    Hem/onc fellowship after pcp

    Hi everyone I ve been doing PCP x 3 years as waiver to get my green card, and now I want to apply to hematology and oncology. I have average step scores, few publications, many posters even in ASCO but 3 years ago and certainly board certified...Do you think Get hem/onc fellowship is harder...
  4. J

    Best IR rotations in the USA

    Hello, I am a Canadian medical student interested in applying for a 1 month rotation in the US in IR. I don't know much about US radiology programs, so I was hoping to find some help here. I am VERY interested in interventional oncology, so I'll ask my question in 2 parts: - what are the...
  5. A

    OHSU vs Dartmouth?

    Any thoughts? Both are NCI designated institutions? Any opinions on the strengths of each of these based on your experience? Is one significantly better than the other? Thanks.
  6. A

    MD & DO Interested in Oncology/Radiation Oncology and want residency application tips?

    Medical students interested in radiation oncology careers as well as medical and surgical oncology, are invited to participate in an upcoming webinar featuring Dr. Neha Vapiwala of the University of Pennsylvania. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time. After...
  7. K

    Research: Does Clinical vs. Bench matter?

    So I'm currently doing my masters and have the opportunity to do some research this summer. There are two programs that I'm interested in. One is a clinical / rural & community health research program working on Telemedicine and the other is bench research working with Pediatric Oncology. I'm...
  8. doctorstrangerthingz

    Whats is like being a hematologist/oncologist?

    Hi everyone, I'm an M1 and I've been giving a lot of consideration to heme/onc as a specialty (I know its still early to decide). Would anyone be willing to share what it is like to be a heme/onc doctor? Given the seriousness and life-threatening nature of the diseases encountered, do you...
  9. Birdnals

    Variety of surgical procedures in nsgy onc

    Hey all, I'm a third year medical student. Neurosurgery is still on the table for me but I don't have a home program so it's difficult to get exposure/advice. I'm working on making some connections so I can preview the field a bit, but I'm curious about the diversity of surgical procedures of...
  10. Sincerely Sapphire

    No Residency --> Clinical Pharmacy position

    Hey, I'm a 3pd interested in oncology. Looking on the forum, lots of people mention how people get jobs in clinical positions without residencies. I was wondering, what kind of things do those people have that make them acceptable for a clinical position right after Graduation. Are they...
  11. D

    Other What sub-specialties from others?

    Question should read: What sub-specialties STEAL from others? I am interested in oncology, but I don't know whether surgical or medical. It seems surgical oncologists have a better chance of stealing patients and taking a chunk from the medical oncologists. Is that true are they different...
  12. A

    Are Hem/Onc docs paid less than hospitalists in general?

    I heard from a current Hem/Onc fellow that hospitalists are paid higher than Hem/Onc specialists. I thought Hem/Onc had greater salaries, almost on par with Pulm/Crit and Cardiology, so I was just wondering how far was true. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  13. A

    Current Hem/Onc salaries?

    Is it true that compensation in Hem/Onc is declining? Do you see the compensation for Hem/Onc physicians going down in the future? As an IM resident planning on going into Hem/Onc, just wondering if the pay would be competitive. I see lots of figures thrown around in websites, but I am not sure...
  14. flannelfan

    Could you theoretically shoot for hem/onc without doing research?

    Hey all, I'm just an M1 here particularly interested in hem/onc. I was curious if anyone had any insight on this/would know anything about the possibility of matching hem/onc with good board scores, community involvement, leadership experience, etc. (hypothetically speaking of course, I know...
  15. S

    Am I too old to become an MD?

    Hi there, apologies if I am not using this forum right. I literally just became a member so I'm new to everything. So long story short. I went to school and got my BA in Social Work. I am about to finish with my masters in it as well, and the goal was to graduate and get my LCSW so I could open...
  16. immunokey

    Once in a Lifetime Biz Opportunity in Seattle (veterinary)

    Seattle startup is about to disrupt veterinary oncology with a medical device that completely eliminated tumors in 60% of dogs in recent PennVett dog study (dogs had 100% fatal cancers and were expected to live no more than six weeks). Our product is safe (no side effects, high quality of...
  17. PatNanym

    GI vs HemeOnc fellowship. Your help appreciated.

    I am an IMG PGY2 in a community-based hospital in New England. I am looking at doing a fellowship in either GI or HemeOnc. I am more interested in GI, but I'm a little apprehensive hearing the match rates (~15% for IMGs this year?) and am confused as to which to apply to. Is HemeOnc almost as...
  18. J

    Oncology research as an MS1

    Hi all, I am an incoming M1 who is undecided about which specialty I want to pursue (as we all are.) I have done extensive shadowing an a lot of fields, and from my experiences I have decided that I am leaning toward medicine related fields rather than surgical specialties. Fields like...
  19. BonniePharmD

    BCOP study - looking for chemo drug table

    Does anyone have a chemotherapy drug chart or table that they made (or already had) to study for the recent BCOP? I would like to have one; the one I have is from pharmacy school in 2003, so obviously, it's a bit outdated. I am willing to trade the 2016 BCOP Course Handbook (I didn't get a...
  20. H

    Future of Medicine

    Hey everyone! I was wondering about a few things in the next ten to twenty years of medicine. I am an undergraduate student, Molecular Biology Major, and hoping to pursue medicine in the future. This will be my last year, (I have taken my MCAT and have everything set to go). I am deciding on my...
  21. Sellersrobe

    Surgical Oncology

    Hi! I am currently researching the different options as an oncologist and the two that interest me most are radiology and surgical careers. There is a lot out there about the job market, salary, etc on radiology oncology, but I couldn't find anything specific about surgical oncology. Does anyone...
  22. O

    Oncology Pharmacy Oversaturation?

    Hi, I am currently a junior in high school and I am interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy. I would really love to work in a career that involves the treatment of cancer, so oncology pharmacy in particular has appealed to me. As I've been researching the field, I have seen many members...
  23. Kakarrott

    What makes heme/onc so... ?respected?

    What Iam trying to ask, whenever I see some threads about respected/intelectualy most difficult/broadest medical speacialities, everywhere I see heme/onc, what is so particulary great about this combination that makes it so, I dont think respected is the right word but lets go with that. I hope...
  24. Kakarrott

    Gynecologic Oncology

    I have searched this forum and the last thread for this topic is dated in 2005. So I wanted to ask if something changed, if it is still as competetive as was stated in that old thread. Also I wanted to ask if is true that you combine here aspects of medical oncology and surgical oncology at once...
  25. C

    New Peds Hem/Onc Fellowship in CT!

    The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center are pleased to announce the recent addition of a Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology! Recruitment has begun and is underway for the 2018 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship position. Our...
  26. Domek

    Medical Oncology

    Hi everyone, I apologize for my noobishness in regard to these forums. I'm sure there are probably at least half a dozen threads on this already, but I couldn't find one in the .000038 second Google search that I did on the subject so I thought I'd make another one. Here goes... Oncology is...
  27. K

    BEST IM RESIDENCY FOR MYELOMA HEME/ONC FELLOWSHIP

    Hi all, I'm currently M2 at a US MD school. I'm basically 100% sure that I want to work with Myeloma, maybe exclusively. I want to eventually train under the best MM docs, and I imagine rotations for IM are my first opportunity to make those connections. That said, I'd really appreciate some...
  28. R

    Neurosurgical Oncology

    What is the lifestyle like compared to a general neurosurgeon? Are there usually any emergencies you'd get called in for? Also how competitive is it to get into neurosurgery residencies and neurosurgical oncology fellowship?
  29. G

    Pathology Puzzles International project

    We have launched our Pathology Puzzles project a few mounth ago and welcome all pathologists to join us! http://pathologypuzzles.com/ Pathology Puzzles is the online platform for professional pathologist's discussion and pathology cases diagnostics based on the Digital Pathology© system. This...
  30. A

    Will having two dogs in medical school ruin my life?

    Alright, so I am an undergrad looking at going in Neurology (Possibly Oncology) after my BA, which means medical school. I have a 6 month old incredibly easy puppy who is an amazing part of my life. I love having a dog and will never regret getting him as he is my best friend and understands...
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    Oncology (Hem/Onc) Residency Pathways

    From my knowledge, if one would like to go into Oncology or Hem/Onc, one would first apply for an Internal Medicine residency, then later apply for an Oncology sub-specialty training. Is that always the training pathway, or are there "Oncology residency program" that you can apply for right...
  32. LymFo_maniak

    Official 2016-2017 Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Application Cycle

    Hi Future Hematologists, Oncologists and Trans-planters !!! Here we begin this year's ordeal !!! Good luck to everyone.
  33. cancerous

    Oncologist Shadowing

    Hi, guys. I'm new to the forum. I've been searching online recently for opportunities to shadow an oncologist, and I was wondering if you guys knew my chances of working with one this summer, or if you could possibly redirect me to one that's available, or if you are one yourself and interested...
  34. S

    Looking forward

    Hello guys! Congrats to those who recently matched! I was accepted to GA-PCOM. It is probably too early to be thinking about this but I have my heart and mind set on doing one of the following specialties (in order) General Surgery >>>> Internal Medicine (Cardiology ) > Internal Medicine...
  35. K

    CHLA / USC Summer Oncology Fellowship 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your application for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Summer Oncology Fellowship. We are currently reviewing all the applications submitted. We will let you know before the end of February if we can offer you a position in the program. This...
  36. MicrogliaMan

    Advice for Summer of M0: HELP

    Hi all, I am an accepted med student who is matriculating in the fall at my state school. I have a question regarding what I should do this summer. I am extremely interested in doing pediatric hematology/oncology. I am a teenage survivor of cancer and although I am keeping a very open mind, I...
  37. S

    Clinical or Counseling for what I want to do?

    Hi, I want to specifically become someone who counsels cancer patients only and helps them get through their day and help emotionally. I want to get a PhD though. With what I want to do, is counseling or clinical PhD graduate programs better? thank you.
  38. J

    why did you become a Dosimetrist?

    hello, I am currently a radiation therapy student and looking into dosimetry and was wondering what where some reason that people wanted to take the next step and become a Dosimetrist
  39. L

    oncology practice vs. residency differences

    In community oncology practices, are oncologists responsible for common 'residency' issues with cancer patients ie. managing opiates and pain medications, anti-nausea medications, etc. I would like to just be responsible for the chemo and surveillance of their primary disease, I understand many...