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Transcript of ADITL

A Day in the Life of an Oncologist ""My patients starting with Carmelita
Steele, have taught me so much about what it means to be a good doctor and, I hope, a good person. I am an oncologist because of her, and it is a job I have loved for three decades." - Dr. George Sledge Oncologist A doctor who specializes
in the diagnosis and
treatment of cancer. Types of Oncologists Medical Oncologist

They treat cancer using
chemotherapy, hormonal
therapy, biological therapy,
and targeted therapy. A Medical
Oncologists often is the main
health care provider. Hematologist-Oncologist

Specializes in treating cancer
of the blood such as leukemia. Radiation Oncologist

A doctor who specializes
in using radiation to
treat cancer. Surgical Oncologist

A doctor who performs biopsies
and other surgical procedures
in cancer patients such as removing
cancerous tumors. Gynecologic Oncologist

A physician who specializes
in treating cancers of the
female reproductive organs. Pediatric Oncologist

A physician who specializes in
diagnosing and treating
cancers in children 18 years
of age or younger. Education High School

Suggested Highschool Courses University Residency Pass the exam of Royal College of Physicians
and Surgeons of Canada

Need to have a license in province or state
you are working in Grade 9

Social Studies
Health & Phys-ed
Computers Grade 10

Social Studies
Career & Personal Development
Computers Grade 11

Probability & Statistics
Social Studies
Computers Grade 12

Algebra & Geometry
Social Studies
Computers Bachelor Degree
Take Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Apply to Medical School On-the-job training
In hospitals or clinics
specific to oncology Next... Daily Activities 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Seeing patients, between 12 and 15 patients in a day. Treating people who have lymphoma. Some may be newly diagnosed, others may have relapsed. Each patient is at a different stage with his/her disease. Writing on their charts, taking their vital signs, taking their blood count, and discussing how they are feeling, such as any aches or pains. Treating each patient’s overall well-being.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Writing a paper. Reviewing a new article or study. Researching a report.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Attending and participating in a research meeting with nurses and other doctors.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Back in my office. Writing emails and playing catch-up on paperwork.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Following up with patients regarding their recent test results.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading new research.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Going home. Reading some more at home Hours 5 day week
40-50 hours per week
May work evenings and weekend shifts
Depends on the needs of your patients

*** Oncologists are usually on call which means they are not at work but at home and can be called when their is an emergency. Specific Skills Problem Solver
Paying close attention to small details
Talented in Chemistry
Great Communication Skills Salary $$$ Related Occupations With the skills of an oncologist there are many medical jobs you can go into: Surgeon
Family Physician
Allergist Fully Qualified Oncologists earn $100,000 to $350,000

Average between $150,000 to $250,000

Those who have many years of experience and go into senior positions can make well over $350,000 Sir Wilfred Laurier

Degree: Bachelor of

Grades to Be Accepted: Mid to
high 70's

High School Credits: One of ENG4U, EWC4U or ETS4U; SCH4U;MHF4U; SBI4U University of Concordia

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Grades to Be Accepted:

High School Credits: Completion
of minimum of 6 12U or M courses,
including grade 12 university english Queens Medical School McMaster Medical School THE END!
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