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Become A Surgical Oncologist

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Working As A Surgical Oncologist

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $207,400

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Surgical Oncologist does

  • Attend educational conferences and lectures to stay current on industry trends.
  • Log surgical charges, including appropriate coding for ICD-9 and CPT; submit claims to the appropriate insurance companies.
  • Streamline account management by developing positive working relationships with insurance company contacts.
  • Interviewed all new patients with liver and cholangiocarcinomas, coordinated diagnostic testing and consultations with medical oncologist and colorectal surgeon.
  • Designed patient brochure of pre- and post-operative instructions and discharge care.
  • Maintained 4D-Client Liver Cancer Data Base by entering labratory data, xray, CAT scan and MRI reports.
  • organized the schedules of the 10 resident (NIH) surgeons under Dr. Kemeny's leadership.
  • Developed an LLCmodel for this employed medical group.

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How To Become A Surgical Oncologist

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.

Education

Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.

Training

After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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Surgical Oncologist Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    61.5%
  • Male

    38.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    65.1%
  • Asian

    14.5%
  • Unknown

    10.3%
  • Black or African American

    7.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    2.8%
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Real Surgical Oncologist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Surgical Oncologist Physician West Michigan Cancer Center Kalamazoo, MI Jan 07, 2016 $415,000
Surgical Oncologist Phoebe Physician Group, Inc. Albany, GA Dec 15, 2013 $360,000
Surgical Oncologist Phoebe Physicians Group, Inc. Albany, GA Dec 16, 2016 $331,000
Surgical Oncologist Physician West Michigan Cancer Center Kalamazoo, MI Aug 08, 2015 $303,664 -
$556,253
Surgical Oncologist Ohiohealth Physician Group, Inc. Columbus, OH Jan 07, 2016 $300,000
Surgical Oncologist Mercy Clinics, Inc. Des Moines, IA Jul 01, 2011 $300,000
Surgical Oncologist Mercy Clinics, Inc. Clive, IA Jul 01, 2011 $300,000
Physician-Surgeon-Surgical Oncologist Hunter Holmes McGuire Va Medical Center Richmond, VA Oct 19, 2015 $275,000
Staff Physician-Surgical Oncologist Michael E. Debakey Va Medical Center Houston, TX Jul 24, 2011 $255,000
Surgical Oncologist Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Inc. Zion, IL Jul 01, 2011 $250,000 -
$275,000
Assistant Professor/Surgical Oncologist University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Albuquerque, NM Sep 01, 2014 $230,000
Assistant Professor/Surgical Oncologist University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Albuquerque, NM Sep 01, 2011 $230,000
Surgical Oncologist Ut Medical Group Memphis, TN Jul 01, 2012 $200,000
Surgical Oncologist Ut Medical Group Memphis, TN Jul 05, 2012 $200,000

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Top Skills for A Surgical Oncologist

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Top Surgical Oncologist Skills

  1. Patient Care Assessment
  2. Medical Oncologist
  3. Liver Biopsy
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Interviewed all new patients with liver and cholangiocarcinomas, coordinated diagnostic testing and consultations with medical oncologist and colorectal surgeon.
  • Developed an LLCmodel for this employed medical group.
  • organized the schedules of the 10 resident (NIH) surgeons under Dr. Kemeny's leadership.
  • Attend educational conferences and lectures to stay current on industry trends.
  • Log surgical charges, including appropriate coding for ICD-9 and CPT; submit claims to the appropriate insurance companies.

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