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Resources for Oncology Trainees

ASCO supports oncology trainees by offering free membership to oncology trainees, as well as a number of programs and resources designed to support early career development.

To stay up to date on the latest offerings for trainee members, make sure you are subscribed to receive notifications through the myConnection Oncology Trainee online community and are receiving our monthly Fellows’ Fast Facts newsletter. Please email us with any questions.

Webinars & Mentoring for Trainees

In response to COVID-19, the ASCO Trainee & Early Career Council has developed a portfolio of virtual activities to support the immediate mentoring, networking, and education needs of trainees.

Plenary Session Q&A Webinar |10:00-10:30am EDT on July 10, 2020
Ask leading experts questions about two practice-changing abstracts from the ASCO Virtual Scientific Program’s Plenary Session. Submit questions in advance or ask questions live during the session. Sign-up here.

Career Conversations Mentoring Meetings | Sign-up opens on July 3, 2020
Meet one-on-one with an experienced oncologist to discuss career development. Meetings will be between 30-minutes to one hour. Sign-ups available through Oncology Trainee myConnection group beginning on July 3.

Grant Writing Webinar Series | July – August 2020
Learn the essentials of grant writing and ask questions of leading experts in this five-part series. Sign-up here.

Career Choices Webinar Series |August – September 2020
Learn about the various career paths within oncology – Academic, Private Practice, Industry, and Government. Each webinar will highlight a different career path and feature a panel of oncologists from that specific setting.

Mock Job Interviews |August – September 2020
Meet one-on-one with an experienced oncologist to seek guidance on your CV, interview skills, and job talk. Meetings will be between 30-minutes to one hour. Sign-ups will be posted to the Oncology Trainee myConnection group in August.

ASCO eLearning

Through ASCO eLearning’s EEOF package, oncology trainee members of ASCO can access valuable oncology eLearning courses and self-evaluation tools at a discounted price. Talk to your Oncology Training Program Director and Coordinator to register for EEOF.

ASCO Meetings & Symposia

Oncology trainees have access to discounted registration rates to ASCO Live Meetings & Symposia, as well as access to exclusive virtual and onsite networking, education and mentoring activities.

The Trainee & Early Career Oncologist Member Lounge at the in-person ASCO Annual Meeting features informal sessions on professional development topics such Contract Negotiations, How to Give a Good Job Talk, and Being Your Own Best Salesperson, as well as one-on-one mentoring opportunities. The Lounge is an intimate space to network with peers and learn from experienced oncologists.

Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop

Purpose: 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.

Eligibility: Current clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers, who are within 5-years post-oncology subspecialty training, from all oncology subspecialties.

Visit vailworkshop.org for more information.

FDA-ASCO Fellows’ Day Workshop

Purpose: This workshop is intended to support oncology trainees interested in drug development. It introduces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clinical trial design, oncology drug regulatory science and the drug/device approval process.

Eligibility: Hematology and Oncology trainees at U.S. institutions who have completed at least 1-year of oncology training and who are members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Association for Clinical Oncology. Preference will be given those in their final year of training. 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, as well as personal perspectives from oncology trainees and junior faculty. Interested in contributing your voice to ASCO Connection? Please email us.

Other ASCO Resources for Trainees

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ASCO CEO 2006-2016