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If you have to choose between

NIH/NCI Hem/onc fellowship vs Mayo's Hem/onc fellowship,

which one would be a better choice ?

How do both programs compare,
in terms of training and future job opportunities. Is NCI fellowship appropriate only for those who are interested in academic careers ? Do NCI fellows go into private practice ?

I haven't seen many discussions in this forum regarding
NIH's fellowship programs. Any pointers will be helpful.

Thanks !
 

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mevira51 said:
If you have to choose between

NIH/NCI Hem/onc fellowship vs Mayo's Hem/onc fellowship,

which one would be a better choice ?

How do both programs compare,
in terms of training and future job opportunities. Is NCI fellowship appropriate only for those who are interested in academic careers ? Do NCI fellows go into private practice ?

I haven't seen many discussions in this forum regarding
NIH's fellowship programs. Any pointers will be helpful.

Thanks !
We are just recalcitrant hens trying to go for residency positions. Fellowship will come later. Anyone knows of a good forum on fellowships where this poster can get some input?
 

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I think that MAyo is better, more clinical training.
I think the best onc fellowships for all comers, in order:
Sloan-Kettering
Dana Farber
MD anderson
Hutchinson
U of Chicago
Hopkins
U penn
Columbia
Cornell
Fox Chase
Moffit
Mayo
U miami
NYU
Duke










mevira51 said:
If you have to choose between

NIH/NCI Hem/onc fellowship vs Mayo's Hem/onc fellowship,

which one would be a better choice ?

How do both programs compare,
in terms of training and future job opportunities. Is NCI fellowship appropriate only for those who are interested in academic careers ? Do NCI fellows go into private practice ?

I haven't seen many discussions in this forum regarding
NIH's fellowship programs. Any pointers will be helpful.

Thanks !
 

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Where did you get this logically challenged list from? What sort of criteria led you to come up with this list?

More than 1/2 of the programs listed here are nowhere in the same league as the UMichigan, UCLA or the NCI.....not to mention at least 5 or 6 more programs you somehow forgot to mention. And to place Duke at the bottom of this list, and after 3 NY programs, all of which are in Sloan Kettering's shadow, is unbelieveable.


jamdmd said:
I think that MAyo is better, more clinical training.
I think the best onc fellowships for all comers, in order:
Sloan-Kettering
Dana Farber
MD anderson
Hutchinson
U of Chicago
Hopkins
U penn
Columbia
Cornell
Fox Chase
Moffit
Mayo
U miami
NYU
Duke
 
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Thanks for all your replies. I am not worried about the overall rankings of all these programs, since I don't have interviews/offers from any of the other programs in this list.

I know Mayo has a strong clinical training. But I haven't heard anything positive or negative about the NCI Hem/Onc Fellowship, since there is not much information available.

In general how do the NIH fellowships rank, in terms of reputation, training and opportunities after the fellowship ?

Thanks !
 

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u mich is terrible... wheres your list?... UCLA should be on it, but it was off the top of my head..


Coco_Nut said:
Where did you get this logically challenged list from? What sort of criteria led you to come up with this list?

More than 1/2 of the programs listed here are nowhere in the same league as the UMichigan, UCLA or the NCI.....not to mention at least 5 or 6 more programs you somehow forgot to mention. And to place Duke at the bottom of this list, and after 3 NY programs, all of which are in Sloan Kettering's shadow, is unbelieveable.
 

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For the original purpose of this thread:

Mevira, I would go to the NCI if you are serious about having an academic career - i.e. very involved in lab research or lots of clinical trials; If you are a little uncertain/and/or wish to be more involved with clinical oncology, I think Mayo may be a better place to train..... and Mayo would also set you up nicely as well to be an academic.

As for florisio, I think "UMich is terrible" constitutes a very believeable assessment of a center which has over 200 clinical trials running, receives heavy NIH funding for both basic and clinical research, has several national figures in breast, prostate and liquid cancers (and equally strong in other areas and not to mention several prominent basic science faculty), and is an NIH Comprehensive Cancer Center. Do your homework and connect your brain to your fingers before you start typing.



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u mich is terrible... wheres your list?... UCLA should be on it, but it was off the top of my head..
 
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Hi Coco_Nut,

Thanks for your reply ! I was thinking in the same lines as you....but wanted to hear from some one. Appreciate your reply, thanks again .








Coco_Nut said:
For the original purpose of this thread:

Mevira, I would go to the NCI if you are serious about having an academic career - i.e. very involved in lab research or lots of clinical trials; If you are a little uncertain/and/or wish to be more involved with clinical oncology, I think Mayo may be a better place to train..... and Mayo would also set you up nicely as well to be an academic.

As for florisio, I think "UMich is terrible" constitutes a very believeable assessment of a center which has over 200 clinical trials running, receives heavy NIH funding for both basic and clinical research, has several national figures in breast, prostate and liquid cancers (and equally strong in other areas and not to mention several prominent basic science faculty), and is an NIH Comprehensive Cancer Center. Do your homework and connect your brain to your fingers before you start typing.