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How much medical training do hematologists have?

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All hematologists have at least 9 years of medical education. It includes 3 years of on-the-job training called residency after medical school and up to 4 years of subspecialty training. Some hematologists are generalists, while others focus on specific conditions and organs that require extra training.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What is Cancer Immunotherapy?”

American College of Physicians: “Hematology.”

American Medical Association: “Hematology.”

American Society of Hematologists: “Talking with Your Doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hematology,” “Diseases and Conditions,” “Tests and Procedures.”

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Bone Marrow.”

UpToDate: “What’s New in Hematology?”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Complete Blood Count (CBC).”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 29, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What is Cancer Immunotherapy?”

American College of Physicians: “Hematology.”

American Medical Association: “Hematology.”

American Society of Hematologists: “Talking with Your Doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hematology,” “Diseases and Conditions,” “Tests and Procedures.”

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Bone Marrow.”

UpToDate: “What’s New in Hematology?”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Complete Blood Count (CBC).”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 29, 2019

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