Re: ‘Professional Migration of Oncologists,’ 9/10/11 issue
Iread with much interest Dr. Joe Simone's column in the September 10th issue, about “Professional Migrations of Oncologists.” It was very interesting to see what things oncologists are doing as their careers continue.
I thought I would add a bit about my own experience: I have practiced Oncology for well over 25 years and continue to love my profession. As I entered the more advanced years of practice, however, I was bitten by the “entrepreneurial bug” and created a website called www.HemeOncJobs.com. As the name suggests, it is a site for oncology professionals (medical oncologists as well as hematologists, radiation oncologists, oncology nurse practitioners, etc.) who are looking for positions.
The site has succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. This past February I was very happy to have 2,000 visits/hits by oncologists a month; but then, much to my surprise, by April and May of this year it had grown to more than 30,000 hits a month, and then reached 81,000 hits for the month, and now as I write this in mid-September, we have already passed 100,000 hits a month — It is growing like crazy!
More importantly, it is serving my Oncology brethren in the sense that I have created a website for them that is neither a Democrat nor a Republican—in other words, my website has no affiliations with any recruiters, hospitals, other websites, or anything else. It is truly an impartial site, where people can go and see what jobs are available in our specialty without fearing that they will be called and troubled by repeat calls from recruiters.
Thanks again to Dr. Simone for being who you are and for doing all you do for us in Heme/Onc. Your contributions to us in the world of Heme/Onc are legend and I know I speak for many, many of our colleagues in thanking you for all you have done and all you continue to do.
OSVALDO H. WESLY, MD
Reply from Joseph Simone, MD:
Many thanks for your email and informing me of your heme-onc jobs website. What a terrific service for your colleagues and mine.