Photo of 2016-2017 Health Policy Fellows Dr. Steve Lee and Dr. Robert Daly on Capitol Hill

2016-2017 Health Policy Fellows Dr. Steve Lee and Dr. Robert Daly on Capitol Hill

Conquer Cancer Foundation Mission Endowment

Last year, ASCO launched a new Health Policy Fellowship program that aims to provide physicians with the necessary skills to shape cancer policy and help increase the involvement of ASCO members in policy, advocacy and grassroots activity. ASCO is actively recruiting oncologists in the early phase of their careers who have a keen interest in acquiring stronger health policy skills and have the leadership, civic, policy, or advocacy experience for this year-long program 

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • October 19, 2016: Application Process Opened
  • December 30, 2016: Applications Due
  • January 31, 2017: Applicants Notified
  • July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018: Program Term

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online using ASCO’s Grants Portal. Paper applications or applications sent by e-mail will not be accepted.

Eligibility Requirements

Up to two Fellows will be selected for the 2017-2018 ASCO Health Policy Fellowship program. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be physicians (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who have been working as early-career oncologists in any discipline for 10 years or less or who are currently enrolled in the final year of an accredited U.S. clinical oncology training program (medical oncology, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, pediatric oncology). ASCO strongly encourages application submissions from all oncology subspecialties.
  • Have completed at least 2 years of clinical oncology training
  • Be ASCO members (full member or member in training)
  • Be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

For More Information

ASCO conducts and administers the fellowship, with funding support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation Mission Endowment.

ASCO CMO Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO, and 2016-2017 ASCO Health Policy Fellows Robert Daly, MD, and Steve Lee, MD, discuss the Health Policy Fellowship Program.