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What are the steps to becoming a Pediatric Oncologist?

I just started college and I am a little lost on what I will need to major in and what classes I really need to take.

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ELNARA MURADOVA

First most as Elizabeth told you, you need to get your undergraduate degree and get into a medical school. Once you get your medical degree, you apply for residency in pediatrics, and then do a fellowship in ped oncology. Make sure you do some major research and have some publications, field of oncology is highly research oriented. Good luck.

Answered 3 years ago

ELNARA MURADOVA
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Elizabeth Lehto

Pediatrics is an amazing field!

The good news is, you can major in whatever you want in order to go to medical school. You just need to take a few courses required by the medical schools: 1 year of English, 1 year of general chemistry, 1 year of organic chemistry, 1 year of biology, and 1 year of physics. You'll also have to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Some schools have classes that aren't required but highly recommended, such as biochemistry.

The MSAR is a really great resource for what the schools are looking for (https://services.aamc.org/30/msar/home)

Answered 3 years ago

Elizabeth Lehto