Question by  Jennifer26 (23)

How do you become an oncologist?

I think I would like to be an oncologist.


Answer by  Iamstrong (659)

The following is what you need to become an oncologist: After completion of college/university, must complete 4 years of med school and obtain a M. D. degree. Then, apply and gain acceptance to a residency program and complete 2 to 4 years of internal residency. Complete studies in either medical, surgical or radiation oncology, and take board-certification exam.


Answer by  Empress (122)

Medical school is the place for you. Any type of career in medicine at that level will require a lot of schooling. Once you have completed part of medical school it will be time to choose a specialization. That's when your education would be specific to oncology. Wherever you are in school, with that career goal, study hard.


Answer by  kmain (103)

To become an oncologist, first complete an undergrad premed program. Next complete medical school. Third enter an internal medicine residency program. Continue education in a fellowship in one of the fields of oncology such as medical, surgical, or radiation. Finally take the board exam and become a certified oncologist.


Answer by  ALR27 (36)

To be an oncologist, you must first complete 4 years of medical school (this is after receiving an undergraduate degree- another 4 years). After this, you must apply for and receive a residency position. You will be a resident for anywhere from 2-4 years, before starting to work within a specialty, in this case a certain type of oncology.


Answer by  Tara27 (116)

You attend a 4 year university, then medical school, then become an intern, and then become a resident to become an oncologist. It is best that you major in a science like biology or biochemistry before going to medical school, to make the subject matter easier. Becoming an oncologist is hard work and take up 12 years.


Answer by  jtpaag (473)

To become an Oncologist, you must complete undergraduate training in a science related field, medical school,then a 2 - 4 year residency in internal medicine, then advanced training in Oncology.


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