The Road to Radiation Oncology: One Doctor’s Journey in Three Directions

Dr. Kate HitchcockTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could…

– Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

What if you set out to take all the roads you saw before you?

For most of us, life is travelled one road at a time. For Assistant Professor Kathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhD, becoming an engineer, a physician, and a writer – all before the age of 50 – were professional achievements made in pursuit of childhood dreams.

Read more about Dr. Hitchcock’s remarkable journey in the July 9, 2021 MedScape article “She Wanted to Be a Doctor. Her Parents Stood in the Way,” by Nick Mulcahy, here.

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