Pursuing an Oncology Fellowship Overseas

Arnon Lavi, MD
Published: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
Arnon Lavi, MD, UroOncology Fellow, London Health Services, Centre Victoria Hospital

Arnon Lavi, MD

Postgraduate fellowship training is an essential cornerstone in medical training, especially if you want to develop an academic career. Although the individual decision to train is quite complex, the main considerations usually boil down to several factors:
  • Gaining specific skills that were not well emphasized during residency 
  • Exposure to world experts in certain fields 
  • A chance to see “how things are done” elsewhere 
  • An opportunity to obtain more clinical 
  • “Winning” some points that will help you negotiate a contract 
Results from several North American surveys reported similar arguments for pursuing a fellowship among residents and fellows.1,2
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