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Stephanie Bravo

It's a long route to become a pediatric oncologist.

Premed student > Medical student > Resident (Pediatrics) > Fellowship (Oncology) > Pediatric Oncologist

Some schools don't have a premed major or program, so it would depend on what you love to study. Majoring in the hard sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics) would cover all of your medical school prerequisites, which would be biology, chemistry (inorganic, organic, biochemistry), physics, math, and social sciences (as electives and general education courses). I could see how studying technology or engineering could be beneficial as well as it pertains to the diagnostic tests and processes of fighting cancer.

Either way you need a solid understanding of the sciences and good test-taking skills to slay the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), a big part of your application to medical school.

Check out Education Portal for a good step-by-step outline of the process: http://education-portal.com/articles/Become_a_Pediatric_Oncologist_Education_and_Career_Roadmap.html

Answered 3 years ago

Stephanie Bravo
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Chandra Marston

It seems to me that Pre-Medical would be a good major to undertake.

Answered 3 years ago

Chandra Marston
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Ray Osofsky

What major is best in order to get into medical school? One of the life sciences or engineering I would think. Pediatric Oncology is a specialty after you earn your MD. Are there residency programs in pediatric oncology or do you need to choose between pediatrics and oncology?

Answered 3 years ago

Ray Osofsky
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Elizabeth Lehto

In order to attend medical school you can major in anything you want.

The only required course for medical school are English, biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics.

College is a great time to learn and experience new things. If there is something you've always wanted to study then use this is a great opportunity to study it. Some people will say that the only way to go is to major in pre med, but there's plenty of time to study medicine in medical school. Take this opportunity to study something you love.

Answered 1 year ago

Elizabeth Lehto