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what to do if i should take to help work towards oncology. also, to be a pediatric oncologist, what degrees and such do i need to get?

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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Training: To be a pediatric oncologist, one must first obtain an undergraduate degree (4 years), then medical school (4 years), then general pediatrics residency (3 years), and finally pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship training (3 years). It is a very satisfying career, and i wish you the best if you choose this career.
Answered on Dec 24, 2013

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