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Can you start out with a pediatric oncology fellow and work your way up to a doctor?

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Being a pediatric oncology fellow means you have completed medical school (M.D.
) and finished residency training (ave. 3 yrs). A fellow is a "full fledged" physician receiving a specialty training in oncology.

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Being a pediatric oncology fellow means you have completed medical school (M.D.
) and finished residency training (ave. 3 yrs). A fellow is a "full fledged" physician receiving a specialty training in oncology.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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A pediatric oncology fellow is a doctor that is training to be a pediatric oncology specialist.
The fellows are trained by the specialists in academic teaching children's hospitals. When the fellows are caring for a child cancer patient, the fellow is being supervised by a board certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist. In my experience the fellow and teaching physician work together as a team.

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A pediatric oncology fellow is a doctor that is training to be a pediatric oncology specialist.
The fellows are trained by the specialists in academic teaching children's hospitals. When the fellows are caring for a child cancer patient, the fellow is being supervised by a board certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist. In my experience the fellow and teaching physician work together as a team.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: You have it backward

You don't get to be a fellow before you become a doctor. You can follow one around and work with them in some capacity, but it would never put you ahead of the line to get into or through medical school.

In brief: You have it backward

You don't get to be a fellow before you become a doctor. You can follow one around and work with them in some capacity, but it would never put you ahead of the line to get into or through medical school.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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