Joseph (Jay) Shelton, MD
Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:
University of Virginia - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school?
5 years at Emory University (1 year preliminary internal medicine, 4 years radiation oncology)
In practice since:
Radiation oncology, with a focus on genitourinary and gynecologic malignancies
How did you choose your Specialty?
I developed an interest in oncology during medical school. As I began to learn more I appreciated the depth of practice that radiation oncology I evolved with a very rounded appreciation of all aspects of oncologic care.
What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?
Most: Patient contact, technology, team practice environment.
Least: Lack of understanding of role of radiation among most medical specialties.
In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?