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    I've recently been carrying out numerous chunks of research on my career path. A Radiation Oncologist has had the greatest interest for me currently, one problem is that some sources say I need to attention medical school but others state that I only need a master's degree in physics/medical physics.

    I'm currently studying Physics, Further Maths and Maths Mechanics at A-level and I would like to know what I have to do after Sixth Form to enter the Radiation Oncology career path, such as what degrees I would need and what further education I would need to undergo for such thing to occur. I was thinking to do either a masters in Physics or Medical Physics and perhaps carry on for a PhD.
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    (Original post by JustasB)
    I've recently been carrying out numerous chunks of research on my career path. A Radiation Oncologist has had the greatest interest for me currently, one problem is that some sources say I need to attention medical school but others state that I only need a master's degree in physics/medical physics.

    I'm currently studying Physics, Further Maths and Maths Mechanics at A-level and I would like to know what I have to do after Sixth Form to enter the Radiation Oncology career path, such as what degrees I would need and what further education I would need to undergo for such thing to occur. I was thinking to do either a masters in Physics or Medical Physics and perhaps carry on for a PhD.
    I think Radiation Oncologist is more of an American term? I think the UK equivalent would be a Clinical Oncologist, which would require a medical degree.

    What do you mean when you say you want to be a Radiation Oncologist?
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    I think Radiation Oncologist is more of an American term? I think the UK equivalent would be a Clinical Oncologist, which would require a medical degree.

    What do you mean when you say you want to be a Radiation Oncologist?
    - a specialist physician who uses ionizing radiation(such as megavoltage X-rays or radionuclides) in the treatment of cancer.
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    (Original post by JustasB)
    - a specialist physician who uses ionizing radiation(such as megavoltage X-rays or radionuclides) in the treatment of cancer.
    Then you need to go to medical school, and afterwards specialise in clinical oncology.

    Being a physician requires a medical degree.
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    Then you need to go to medical school, and afterwards specialise in clinical oncology.

    Being a physician requires a medical degree.
    What about a radiation physicist?
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    (Original post by JustasB)
    What about a radiation physicist?
    You wouldn't need a medical degree for that.

    I don't know what the career path for that is, but this website looks useful:

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...iation-physics
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    (Original post by JustasB)
    I've recently been carrying out numerous chunks of research on my career path. A Radiation Oncologist has had the greatest interest for me currently, one problem is that some sources say I need to attention medical school but others state that I only need a master's degree in physics/medical physics.

    I'm currently studying Physics, Further Maths and Maths Mechanics at A-level and I would like to know what I have to do after Sixth Form to enter the Radiation Oncology career path, such as what degrees I would need and what further education I would need to undergo for such thing to occur. I was thinking to do either a masters in Physics or Medical Physics and perhaps carry on for a PhD.
    You would need to go to medical school and then complete higher exams in general medicine and radiology. It is not a job you can get into via the PhD route. I would suggest looking further into medical careers and also at medical foundation degrees since you wouldn't have the right A level subjects to enter medical school straight from sixth form.

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...nical-oncology

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    You wouldn't need a medical degree for that.

    I don't know what the career path for that is, but this website looks useful:

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...iation-physics
    Thanks for clearing things up.

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    (Original post by Democracy)
    You would need to go to medical school and then complete higher exams in general medicine and radiology. It is not a job you can get into via the PhD route. I would suggest looking further into medical careers and also at medical foundation degrees since you wouldn't have the right A level subjects to enter medical school straight from sixth form.

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...nical-oncology

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine
    Yeah, thanks anyways I think I'll stick to careers more centered around maths and physics.

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