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.

Membership and Welcome Kit

Membership is free for oncology trainees. Explore the benefits we have 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 oncology trainees. The workshop is intended to support trainees 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 March 2019 Workshop Agenda for additional details on the workshop programming and format.

Upcoming Workshop Date: November 5, 2019 (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD)

Workshop Eligibility: Hematology and Oncology trainees at U.S.-based institutions who are members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Association for Clinical Oncology and have completed at least 1-year of hematology or oncology fellowship training. Preference will be given to trainees in their final year of training, as this is their final year of eligibility to participate.

The application deadline for the November 2019 Workshop was Sunday, August 18. No late applications will be accepted.

Selection is based upon FDA staff review and is no longer a “first-come, first-served” lottery system. Applicants can expect to be notified by early September.

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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ASCO CEO 2006-2016