Oncology is the Treatment of Cancer. In Conversation with Vijay Pratap Singh, Founder of Savera Hospital

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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Vijay Pratap Singh
Profession – Oncology
Designation – Director and Chief Surgical Oncologist
Organisation – Cancer Care Clinic and Research Centre, Savera
Age – 51
CityPatna
Work Experience (Years) – 25+
Under-Graduation – MBBS, MSRMC Bangalore
Post-Graduation – General Surgery, MRMC Gulbarga
Professional Qualification – MLSCOPY, Lazer Surgery

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After completing my graduation, I pursued a degree programme in MLSCOPY, Lazer surgery from Germany.
Then I came back and worked at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai, IGIMS Patna, Mahavir Cancer Hospital Patna.
And now, I have established my own hospital treating cancer patients.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

My most of the time is spent in Operation Theatre doing surgeries.
For the remaining time, I see other cancer patients and if I receive a call from the other hospital, I go there and help them in treating their patients.


Average Income in Oncology in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 80+ Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Often
Does your work require you to travel?
Very Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security in Oncology?
Secure
Would you consider this Oncology Risky?
Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Oncology?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Oncology?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

Post MBBS one has to complete Diplomate of National Board.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Very Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Great
How would you describe your co-workers?
Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
Yes
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
Yes
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Very Expensive
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

AIIMS

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

NA

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he get easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details

One has to be calm and patient to be successful in this field.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

1. The job is highly satisfying.
2. You help people, treat them and once they are treated they bless you, their happy faces make a doctor happy.
3. A lot of responsibility and respect comes with this job.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

1. A doctor does not get time for family and friends and themselves.
2. It is a risky job because when you operate a person, in many cases you don’t know if the person would be saved.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I wanted to become an athlete or start my own business. Because these are the two fields which interest me and I was very good at athletics in school and college.