Finding Your First Oncology Job: 10 Things You Should Know

Narjust Duma, MD
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Narjust Duma, MD

Narjust Duma, MD

After completing medical school, surviving residency, and finally getting to study your disease of choice during fellowship, your program coordinator sends you an email titled, “Job opportunities.” Minutes after I received that email, anxiety started building up. Is it time to start looking for my first faculty job? How does this work? Where do I start?

Those questions followed me for days. Then I heard some of my co-fellows had already found their first jobs and were close to signing their contracts. And my anxiety turned into fear. A lack of knowledge, and an excess of coffee, just added fuel to the fire.

I am writing this article to share some of my experiences while looking for my first faculty position in medical oncology. This information is not unique to hematology-medical oncology and may be helpful to fellows from other specialties.

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