Oncologist with biomedical sciences degree?

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  1. Chiara Armandi

    Chiara Armandi New Member

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    hello everyone!
    I really want to become an oncologist and I was wondering... can I follow an oncology career with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical sciences? Is it possible or do I must have a medical degree? Is a degree in biomedical sciences a medical degree?
     
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    I assume you mean in the UK. You need a medical degree.

    In Austalia, MBBS, intern year, resident year, 2 years BPT, 3 years specialist training in Med Onc and the probably a PhD to get a decent job. That will be 14 years.

    Plus: there's an oversupply here, as in all physician jobs so the chances of a consultant position are thin.

    Rather than up voting your posting, perhaps spend the 10 minutes on Google:

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/medicine/medical-oncology/training-and-development
     

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