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.

Your training will take place in our busy Cancer Centres or Cancer Units across the Thames Valley, with trainees spending at least a year working in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cancer Centre. This ensures all trainees benefit from experience working in a range of clinical environments to prepare them for life as a Consultant Medical Oncologist.

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 –