Internal Medicine and Oncology

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DeadlyTwig

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Hey all,

I am an Irish medical student hoping to do my residency in the US. I don't know a whole lot about the training route over there. I would love to specialize in Oncology.

I was just wondering do I have to complete an internal medicine residency before I can apply to train in oncology?

Thanks :D

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Hey all,

I am an Irish medical student hoping to do my residency in the US. I don't know a whole lot about the training route over there. I would love to specialize in Oncology.

I was just wondering do I have to complete an internal medicine residency before I can apply to train in oncology?

Thanks :D

For medical oncology (chemo), yes.

Radiation Oncology is a separate specialty. And surgical oncology is...well...surgery.
 
If you want to do specifically research, you can do IM in 2 years doing the physician scientist pathway.
 
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While true, this training route is actually longer than the traditional way.

Your response only took 18 minutes. It seems like you are always hiding in the shadows ready to correct anyone who describes the PSP as 'less training.' I mean this in a good way, but your vigilance on the length of PSP training reminds me of an old man who yells at the neighborhood kids to stay off his damn lawn
 
Your response only took 18 minutes. It seems like you are always hiding in the shadows ready to correct anyone who describes the PSP as 'less training.' I mean this in a good way, but your vigilance on the length of PSP training reminds me of an old man who yells at the neighborhood kids to stay off his damn lawn

When I was your age I did bilateral bone marrow biopsies with my bare hands and my eyes closed and I had to walk uphill in the snow both ways to get to the hospital.

The reason I correct it is because, inevitably, once somebody posts the "oh, hey...you could 'short track' and then you'd be done sooner" the thread is filled with pre-meds and MS3s wanting to know how they can do that and just skip all that pesky training and go straight to a lucrative private practice gig.

Now get off my damn lawn.
 
Thanks for the replies.

So how long is an internal medicine residency and then what is the route to make consultant?

:luck:
 
Thanks for the replies.

So how long is an internal medicine residency and then what is the route to make consultant?

:luck:

IM Residency - 3 years
Hem/Onc Fellowship (the most common) - 3 years
Single board Onc (rare except in the research pathway) - 2 years
 
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