In this page:
- Section 1: Information About the Writer
- Section 2: Scope of Practice in the UK
- Section 3: Type of Training/ Route to Training
- Section 4: Subspecialties
- Section 5: Application Process
- Section 6: Requirements To Get Into Training (Person Specification)
- Section 7: Important CV/Portfolio Perks (How To Achieve Them)
- Section 8: The Interview
- Section 9: Competition Ratio
- Section 10: Offers and Visa Issues and HEE
- Section 11: Speciality Exams
- Section 12: Speciality Courses
- Section 13: Rotations
- Section 14: Ranking of Deaneries
- Section 15: Wages / Take Home Cash
- Section 16: MTI
- Section 17: Experience of Sudanese Doctors (Personal Experience)
- Section 18: Important Links and websites
Section 1: Information about the writer
Dr. Mazin Sirelkhatim – ST3 in Clinical Oncology
North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, Glan Clwyd Hospital,Rhyl
Section 2: Scope of practice in the UK:
Clinical oncology is the non-surgical aspect of the management and treatment of patients diagnosed with curative or metastatic malignant disease.
Clinical oncologists may treat patients with various forms of radiotherapy, systemic chemotherapy, biological agents and hormone therapy. The continuing prevalence of cancer means that there is an ongoing need for committed clinical oncologists within the medical profession.
- Attending MultiDisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings with Radiologists, Histopathologists, Medical Oncologists and Physicians/Surgeons.
- Reviewing in-patients.
- Attending clinics to review new patients and follow up patients including those undergoing radiotherapy, systemic therapy or both.
- Radiotherapy planning sessions.
- Attending regular teaching sessions.
Section 3: Type of Training/ Route to Training
Depending on the Deanery, but tends to be a 5-year programme where you would be expected to complete FRCR clinical oncology exams before being awarded CCST. LAT years can count towards training but will need to be discussed at the level of the TPD.