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COA Fellows Initiative

The COA Fellows Initiative seeks to engage and educate oncology hematology fellows on the value of practicing in the community setting. As fellows begin to make decisions about where to practice, the initiative is designed to explore, in detail, the opportunities community oncology presents.

Community oncology practices enable cancer patients to receive quality, affordable care in their own community. This is why the majority of Americans battling cancer choose to be treated in the community setting. However, recent estimates have shown that by 2020, the country will experience a shortage of as many as 3,800 oncologists. At the same time, with the aging population and growing number of survivors due to the increased efficacy of cancer treatment, there will be a significant increase in the need for oncology services.

As physicians complete their three-year oncology and/or hematology fellowship, they have a choice of how and where they will practice. Unfortunately, the community setting is frequently overlooked as a career option by oncology/hematology fellows. The COA Fellows Initiative seeks to change this by educating fellows on present practice options and discuss the many factors to consider when making those decisions.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Celgene Corporation and Teva Pharmaceuticals in making the Fellows Initiative possible.

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Attend a Local Educational Session

The COA Fellows Initiative features local, interactive educational sessions across the country. Sessions will cover:

  • Oncologist/Hematologist Census/Outlook
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Legislative Update – Health Care Reform
  • Factors in Play Affecting Cancer Care
  • Oncology Payment Reform Models
  • Career Choices
  • Interview Process
  • Employment Contracts

COA Fellows educational sessions are free to attend – you just need to register! A regularly updated list of scheduled educational sessions is included to the right. If you would like to register for a session, please contact Mary Kruczynski at maryk@COAcancer.org.

Schedule of Events

  • Milwaukee, WI – January 27, 2018
  • Charlotte, NC – February 23, 2018
  • Gaylord National Harbor – April 11-13, 2018
  • Iowa City, IA – May 2018
  • Chicago, IL – June 2018
  • Wake Forest, NC – June 12, 2018
  • Charleston, SC – June 19, 2018
  • Minneapolis, MN – July 21, 2018
  • Milwaukee, WI – August 10, 2018
  • Raleigh, NC – September 8, 2018
  • Nashville, TN – November 27, 2018
  • Dallas, TX – TBA
  • Augusta, GA – TBA
  • Dayton, OH – TBA
  • St. Petersburg, FL – TBA

Educational Resources

The following materials are being developed to provide information and assistance for fellows in making a practice setting decision. Click on the below item that you have interest in, to download the PDF file.

  • Being a Community Oncologist

Career Opportunities

Are you a fellow or oncologist interested in joining a community practice? This section includes listings from community oncology practices seeking physicians (MD or DO) who are board certified or board eligible in oncology and/or hematology. To submit a listing, please contact Mary Kruczynski, Director of Policy Analysis, at (202) 756-2258 or maryk@COAcancer.org.

Get In Touch!

Want to know more about the COA Fellows Initiative? Get in touch!

If you would like more information about the COA Fellows Initiative, would like to arrange an educational session in your area, or would like to support this work, please contact Mary Kruczynski, Director of Policy Analysis, at (202) 756-2258 or maryk@COAcancer.org.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Celgene Corporation and Teva Pharmaceuticals in making the Fellows Initiative possible.