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Radiology - Radiation Oncology
The radiation oncologist focuses on both the curative and the palliative treatment of the person with cancer. They use a variety of treatment modalities such as x-rays, radium, and radionuclides.
- Number of physicians in specialty - Very small, less than 5,000
- Competitiveness of residency - Very high
- Years of training required - Five years including a first year of training in a categorical radiation oncology, internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery or surgical subspecialty, pediatrics, or a transitional program.
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Radiology - Radiation Oncology
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- Decision making
- Sufficient time off
- Taking care of people
- Working with my hands
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