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- Mar 6, 2005
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It factored hugely for me when I ranked. IMHO, a "fellows clinic" where the patients are yours from day 1 until either your fellowship or their life is over, is far and away the best way to go. This is, obviously, supplemented by the sub-sub-specialty clinics where you follow an attending around all day.I want to get the opinion of attendings on the forum regarding continuity clinics during fellowship training. What is your take on which type of continuity clinic training is more helpful for someone who wants to be a general oncologist? Specialty focussed continuity clinics where for 3-6 months at a stretch you see patients with attendings in specialty clinics (like breast clinic, GU clinic etc.) or following your own panel of patients longitudinally as a part of weekly general oncology clinics with supervision from attendings. And how should this factor in while ranking programs? Thanks.
Ultimately, you'll survive it and go on to do whatever you want in the future with either approach. But I think having your own panel of patients is critical.