B.J. KENNEDY, M.D.; PAUL CALABRESI, M.D.; BAYARD CLARKSON, M.D.; EUGENE FRENKEL, M.D.
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To the editor: The evolution of medical oncology has had a significant impact on cancer education, cancer research, and care of patients with cancer. Concern has been expressed regarding the potential overproduction of trained oncologists. Our survey has concluded that with 2975 oncologists already certified and with over 1000 trainees eligible for the 1985 and 1987 certifying examinations, by 1990 there will be no deficiency of oncologists. The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued a position statement emphasizing that training in medical oncology should be of high quality, providing clinical investigation and career training for academic oncologists. To ensure
KENNEDY B, CALABRESI P, CLARKSON B, FRENKEL E. Training Programs in Medical Oncology. Ann Intern Med. ;104:279. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-279_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):279.
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