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Is it true that to become a pediatric oncologist, you must first train to become a general pediatrician?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

After college, the typical path to being a pediatrician involves 4 years of medical school and then 3 years of residency training.
Further training, as part of a "fellowship", is required to become a pediatric oncologist.

In brief: Yes

After college, the typical path to being a pediatrician involves 4 years of medical school and then 3 years of residency training.
Further training, as part of a "fellowship", is required to become a pediatric oncologist.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Prior to training to become a pediatric hematologist/oncologist (3 year fellowship), one must complete a pediatric residency (3 years after medical school).

In brief: Yes

Prior to training to become a pediatric hematologist/oncologist (3 year fellowship), one must complete a pediatric residency (3 years after medical school).
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You must first do a 3 year training program and pass a board certification in general pediatrics before you specialize in pediatric oncology.

In brief: Yes

You must first do a 3 year training program and pass a board certification in general pediatrics before you specialize in pediatric oncology.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

As others have said, one must complete a pediatric residency and then a three year pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship.
Best wishes if you are considering this path..

In brief: Yes

As others have said, one must complete a pediatric residency and then a three year pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship.
Best wishes if you are considering this path..
Dr. Louis Cooper
Dr. Louis Cooper
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