How do I Choose the Best Oncology University?

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  • Written By: Carol Francois
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 10 January 2019
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There are four items to consider when choosing the best oncology university: graduate programs, admissions requirements, accreditation, and faculty. An oncology university is usually organized within the faculty of medicine. Oncology is the study of cancer. There are multiple layers of complexity surrounding cancer. Although some triggers have been identified, there is still a great deal that is unknown about what causes cancer, who is susceptible, and the long-term prognosis of patients with cancer.

Deciding on the best oncology university is a difficult process, as this is a specialized program, available only through medical school. Look at the area of focus for the different schools. Some schools offer two streams: clinical or practical. Clinical oncologists are research focused and practical oncologists are patient centric. Think about where your interests and skills lie, and selection the area of focus that suits your needs best.

In order to qualify for admission to an oncology university, a combination of high marks in an undergraduate degree and excellent academic performance in medical school is required. Oncology is a specialist program that is completed in addition to the standard physician training program. Schools that offer an oncology program have invested significant resources and funds into creating oncology research facilities.


If you are looking at the best oncology university in the country or state, only students with the very best combination of marks and letters of recommendation are offered admissions. If you don't have the very best marks in your class, think about applying to schools that offer programs you are interested in. There is little value in being the worst student in the best school. Look for an institution that will challenge you, but also allow you to experience success.

When looking for an oncology university, check the accreditation status of the school. An accredited school has been reviewed by an independent third party. Courses from an accredited school can be transferred to other post-secondary institutions, which is very important due to the small number of schools with this program. Accredited schools are able to offer students access to government student aid programs.

Most oncology universities provide the biographies of their faculty or course instructors on their website. The information provided typically includes the academic credentials, research focus, publications, and any awards they have received. Take a close look at the recent publications from the different schools. Determine the primary area of research for the instructors and think about which school can provide the best fit for you.



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What does "best" mean when you apply? you may be the best in the class because you made the best grades on every exam but it doesn't mean you'll be the best in the clinical fields. brains don't make it. I think you should have the heart for it too.

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