Study Shows A Major Shortage Of Oncologists By Year 2020
According to a study by the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), there will be a shortage of 2,550 to 4,080 oncologists by the end of the decade. At that time, the total number of oncologists is projected to be roughly 12,500 – making it difficult to provide services to the growing population of Americans faced with a cancer diagnosis. This is due in part to retirement, increasing numbers of cancer survivors who need follow-up care and a shortage of fellowship training programs.
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Closing The Gap Through Education And Training
Moffitt trains more oncologists than any other institution in Florida and more students in the field of oncology than all other institutions in the state combined. As an accredited participating site of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, we’re as passionate about training tomorrow’s clinicians as we are about beating cancer.
More than 600 residents and fellows rotate annually through Moffitt from 39 USF training programs, which include blood and marrow transplant, hematology and medical oncology, surgical pathology and radiation oncology. In addition to medical and surgical training, each learns Moffitt’s multispecialty, personalized team approach to patient care.
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