If you earn a PhD in Oncology, are only permitted to do research or can you treat cancer patients?
I am not sure if I want to go though medical school but have an interest in Oncology. I was wondering if a PhD in the discipline would allow you to be a radiation oncologist.
In discipline, only research. You might be able to consult with other oncologists that have the actual practice done, but interacting with patients is a no go.
- Cherry V
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No, to be any sort of oncologist you will have to go through medical school and then choose to specialize as an oncologist.
A PhD just represents that you have conducted research in the area, it will not allow you to practice as an oncologist.
In most cases you may not even be accepted for a PhD in that discipline without sufficient prior knowledge
All the very best
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