Resources for Oncology Trainees

ASCO is dedicated to the education of the next generation of oncologists, and supports those efforts by offering a number of programs and resources designed specifically for oncology trainees.

ASCO Membership and Welcome Kit

ASCO membership is free for oncology trainees. Explore the benefits ASCO has to offer throughout your training here!

ASCO eLearning Education Essentials for Oncology Fellows (EEOF)

Through ASCO eLearning’s EEOF package, oncology trainee members of ASCO can access valuable oncology learning resources at a discounted price. 

ASCO Annual Meeting Programming for Trainees

The Trainee & Early Career Oncologist Member Lounge (Room S501, McCormick Place Convention Center) provides a comfortable space for trainees to network, relax, and participate in informal sessions as well as one-on-one and small-group mentoring opportunities. Please visit the Networking Lounges page on the Annual Meeting website for more information.

Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop

In partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), this week-long workshop is held annually in Vail, Colorado between late July and early August. This intensive workshop focuses on the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties.

Please visit vailworkshop.org for more information.

FDA-ASCO Hematology and Oncology Fellows’ Day Workshop

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and ASCO partner to offer a workshop for hematology-oncology and medical oncology fellows. The workshop is intended to support fellows interested in drug development by providing an introduction to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clinical trial design, oncology drug regulatory science and the drug/device approval process.  

Please view the February 2018 Workshop Agenda for additional details on the workshop programming and format.

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • November 9, 2018 (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD)
  • March 8, 2019 (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD)
  • May 31, 2019 (Abbreviated workshop during the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL)

Eligibility: Hematology-Oncology and Medical Oncology fellows at U.S.-based institutions who are ASCO members and have completed at least 1-year of hematology-oncology or medical oncology fellowship training.

The application for the upcoming FDA-ASCO Fellows' Day Workshops closed on September 12, 2018. Applicants can expect to be notified by October 1, 2018.

Please email us with any questions about the workshop.

ASCO Connection

The Trainee and Early Career Oncologist section of ASCO Connection features board prep questions from ASCO eLearning, career guidance tailored to young professionals, personal perspectives from oncology trainees and junior faculty, and practical advice on burnout and physician wellness. 

Interested in contributing your “voice” to ASCO Connection? Please email us.


Other ASCO Resources for Trainees

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"Precision medicine has begun to transform the lives of many patients with cancer, but its application in clinical practice is enormously complex. ASCO hopes to contribute to and advance the field by providing oncologists with the training, tools, and data they need."
Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FASCO
ASCO Chief Medical Officer