Medical Oncology

This is a 4 year training programme (entry at ST3) leading to CCT in Medical Oncology providing trainees the skills, experience and training to prepare for a Consultant career in Medical Oncology.

Training takes place primarily at the Oxford Cancer Centre, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, but all trainees have the additional benefit of spending a year in a regional hospital to broaden their experience of Oncology in a District General Hospital setting.

Trainees will work within busy clinical posts, to gain a wealth of experience in the management of all tumour types within the curriculum, plus the flexibility for optional attachments in non-mandatory specialist sites or within our busy Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit. Training is provided in the use of systemic anti-cancer therapies, assessment of response to treatment and management of toxicities. Additional training in aspects of radiotherapy is provided in the 1st year, alongside Clinical Oncology colleagues.

Opportunities will be provided for trainees to develop their management and leadership skills, with increasing responsibility available as trainees progress through the programme. There is an active regional teaching programme and trainees are supported in attending the ICR MSc Oncology course, or equivalent, if they wish.

All trainees are encouraged to consider the benefits of formal out-of-programme time to develop their own interests, with the majority of recent trainees achieving higher degrees during the course of their training.

If you have any queries about the training scheme please contact the TPD, Dr Miranda Payne, Consultant in Medical Oncology – Miranda.Payne@ouh.nhs.uk