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A 45-year-old member asked:

How are pediatric hematologists and oncologists similiar? are they the same doctors?

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Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Yes: Yes, they do at least 3 years of combined training in both areas.
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 36 years experience
Same: Unlike internal medicine physicians who have separate training pathways and board certifications for hematology and oncology, in pediatrics it is one training program and one board certification. Although pediatric hematologist-oncologists are trained in both, some specialize in one or the other.
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