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Become an OMH Surveyor

Minimum Qualifications Checklist

To become a surveyor for the Commission on Cancer Oncology Medical Home (CoC OMH) program, please review the following minimum qualifications before applying.

Credentials and Affiliations

Physician Surveyors

  1. Must be an actively practicing medical oncologist (treating, teaching, or administrative role).
  2. Must be currently board-certified in medical oncology.
  3. Must be a current or previous member (within the past calendar year) of a practice oversight committee (or equivalent).

Skills and Knowledge

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of the criteria and model of an Oncology Medical Home.
  2. Have knowledge of the current Oncology Medical Home Accreditation Program Standards published by the Commission on Cancer (CoC).
  3. Previous experience teaching or presenting instructional or educational information to a learner-based audience.
  4. Have substantial computer skills, and access and familiarity with Microsoft Office software products.
  5. Willingness and ability to learn and use all Commission on Cancer computer programs and databases.
  6. Have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey knowledge and suggestions clearly and professionally. Public speaking experience is essential.


  1. Must commit to the required amount of time needed to perform Surveyor duties and abide to the signed “Surveyor Agreement” form requirements:
    Duties are stratified based on current job status:
  2. Physicians with active clinical load status/time ≥ 50%: Perform a minimum of 8 (no maximum) CoC surveys required per calendar year as stated in the “Surveyor Agreement.”
  3. Physicians with active clinical load status/time < 50%: Perform a minimum of 12 (no maximum) CoC surveys required per calendar year as stated in the “Surveyor Agreement.”
  4. Willing and able to travel to cancer programs across the United States and Puerto Rico (you will not only be assigned to survey in your home state).
  5. Attend the mandatory New Surveyor Orientation and the Annual Surveyor Training. Participate in live and/or webcast trainings when requested.
  6. Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date with changes in CoC and OMH policies and Standards.
  7. Be responsive and timely in communications with CoC Staff and assigned oncology practices.
  8. Complete and submit all required survey information and documentation to the CoC within 7 calendar days post-survey date.
  9. Complete all federal accounting firms such as 1099; disclosure signed annually.
  10. Complete and abide to American College of Surgeons Business Agreement, Confidentiality Agreement and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  11. Comply with HIPAA regulations and participate in annual HIPAA training.
  12. An honorarium is provided for each survey, however, surveyors are responsible for personally arranging own travel means to all surveys, as well as keeping track of expenses and accounting records.
  13. Keep all OMH practice information, CoC passwords, and access codes confidential.

Apply Today

Download the OMH Surveyor Application