Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is the one of the world's leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer.
Now more than ever, it is critical for oncologists to become involved in health policy issues that directly affect the cancer care delivery system — and the patients with cancer they serve. The shifting healthcare landscape in the United States has significantly expanded the range of policy issues ASCO addresses and has prompted the need for strong volunteer leaders who understand and can communicate ASCO’s policy priorities.
To that end, ASCO is accepting applications for its Health Policy Fellowship, which provides a meaningful and unique opportunity for society members and volunteers to develop expertise in health policy. The program includes practical experience working with ASCO policy/advocacy staff in crafting policy positions and statements; small-group teaching sessions delivered by ASCO professional staff and qualified volunteers; training in communication and leadership skills as well as advocacy strategies; and a mentored research project that advances or leverages an ASCO policy initiative. And, for the first time, it is open to all oncologists in the United States, offering oncologists at any stage of their career the opportunity to gain the knowledge base, skills, and experience necessary to shape regulatory and legislative policies.
To be eligible, applicants must be a member of ASCO in good standing.
See the ASCO website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.