Provides a career development guide for radiation oncology professionals
Offers advice for all stages of career, from those starting out to those who are well established
Includes practical guidance for things like writing CVs and interviewing while also considering overall life and career goals
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Table of contents (31 chapters)
Applying to Faculty Positions
Early Career Development
About this book
This book offers comprehensive career development advice for professionals in radiation oncology. While numerous texts have been published to advise medical students on entry into the specialty, and to guide residents and junior faculty with exam preparation, there remains a need for a comprehensive resource that covers topics pertinent to a successful career within radiation oncology. This text has been edited and written by leading experts in the field, and offers multiple unique vantage points.
This work is divided into five sections covering career planning, applying to faculty positions, early career development, mid and senior career considerations, and contextual issues. Throughout the text, authors balance “nuts and bolts” (e.g., preparing your CV and evaluating a contract) with big picture considerations. Each chapter is written concisely, yet comprehensively, from the vantage point of a mentor advising a mentee; questions to review with local mentors and additional reading suggestions are also provided. Issues of workforce disparities, conscious and unconscious bias, work-life equilibrium, and interpersonal conflict, and how these may impact one’s career path, are also closely addressed. While the work is primarily targeted to those pursuing career paths within academic medicine, there is also distinct value and tailored content for trainees and radiation oncologists practicing in hospital-based, hybrid or community settings.
In a period of rapid change in the healthcare sector and cancer care more specifically, this book will serve as the premier reference for those pursuing an independent career in radiation oncology.
- radiation oncology
- career development
- private practice
- Radiaton Oncology
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Radiation Medicine, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA
Ravi A. Chandra, Charles R. Thomas Jr.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
About the editors
Ravi A. Chandra, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. He is also lead volume editor of Radiation Oncology Study Guide, 2e.
Neha Vapiwala, MD is Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Charles R. Thomas, Jr., MD is Professor and Chair in the Department of Radiation Medicine at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. He is also volume editor of Oncologic Emergency Medicine, 2e, and Radiation Oncology Study Guide, 2e.
Book Title: Career Development in Academic Radiation Oncology
Editors: Ravi A. Chandra, Neha Vapiwala, Charles R. Thomas Jr.
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-71854-1Published: 26 May 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-71855-8Published: 25 May 2021
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVIII, 456
Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour