A member asked:

What medical information/product training are oncologists and gynecologists given before they prescribe a drug such as an aromatose inhibitor?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Varies: We have many years of training in which we learn pharmacology and proper use of drugs. After that, most states require certain yearly hours of continued education to renew the license and most of us have to renew our oncology boards every 10 years, so we need to stay current. In the end, it is our personal responsibility to know about the drugs we give for our patient's sake. Best to you.

Answered 5/12/2013


Dr. Matthew Solhjem answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Varies: Usually, drugs such as aromatase inhibitors are first studied in medical school and then residency. In practice, phsycians study new drugs through continuing medical education courses, physician desk reference, and multiple other sources.

Answered 5/18/2016



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