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should i study physics in high school because i want to be paediatric oncologist?

i want to be paediatric oncologist in the future so i should study physics ? becouse im studying now chemistry. #medicine #pediatrics #oncology #pediatric-oncology

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Joe’s Answer

Isabella...a lot depends on what track you want to take. My suggestion is to first concentrate on your High School and future college plans. While TODAY you are interested in a career as a Pediatric Oncologist you will find that as you progress through college, medical school, residencies, and specialty training the competition is fierce. I have known many physicians whose initial intentions were dramatically different from their final field of practice.


So in the end...is High School Physics a requirement to be a Pediatric Oncologist...no. But is it something that will benefit you and make you more competitive for your pre-med program...absolutely.


HIGHLY recommend you do some volunteer work in an area where you are exposed to physicians who practice Pediatric Oncology...this way you will know if this is REALLY a career you want to pursue.

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Richard’s Answer

It might help you in college if you have a basic understanding of physics by taking it in high school. You will need to study physics in college. Not only is it a prerequisite for applying to med school, but it is also a subject which is tested on the MCAT
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