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The Hulk

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Hey Guys,

Not a med school post-grad (not yet anyway), just wondering if anyone knows a little more about medical onocology fellowships... about how many are there / how difficult are they to get? I've heard from some people that they are two years, from others that they are three... which is it? Also, can you do a fellowship just in Oncology or must it be in both Hematology and Oncology? Finally, from the point of view of someone planning to go into Medical Oncology, If they are separate fellowships, is there such considerable overlap to the fields that you would be doing a disservice to yourself by not going the extra year and getting trained in both areas? Thanks in advance for the info.;)

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Oncology fellowships are generally 2 years.... and for heme an additional year mostly research would be added however this may vary according to the individual program.The great majority of Heme-Onc private practice is oncology with very little hematology except in an academic environment,so doing oncology only should not be a big problem.Competition is moderate.The very top places....MD Anderson or Memorial Sloan Kettering will be super competitive but many community and lower level unversity programs should not be difficult at all to get and can provide a good preparation for practice.
 

The Hulk

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Originally posted by ny skindoc
Oncology fellowships are generally 2 years.... and for heme an additional year mostly research would be added however this may vary according to the individual program.The great majority of Heme-Onc private practice is oncology with very little hematology except in an academic environment,so doing oncology only should not be a big problem.Competition is moderate.The very top places....MD Anderson or Memorial Sloan Kettering will be super competitive but many community and lower level unversity programs should not be difficult at all to get and can provide a good preparation for practice.

Thanks alot for the info!... Finally, someone answered... :)
 
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