Medical Oncology Profile


Why choose Medical Oncology?

Medical Oncology focuses on the systemic treatment of cancers. An integral part of Medical Oncology is active involvement in clinical trials research. Training is across all tumour types however consultants sub-specialise. The speciality is predominantly out-patient based and medical oncologists are core members of cancer multi-disciplinary teams.

As a trainee what can I expect from my training programme?

Medical Oncology SpR rotation is a 4 year rotation. It is based at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. It comprises 6 monthly rotations through tumour specific sites, with at least one 6 month rotation being spent in James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The Northern Medical Oncology rotation maps attachments to the curriculum. There is a speciality training programme that trainees attend every month. In the last 18 months we have had 4 trainees obtain their CCT and all have gone on to obtained substantive consultant posts.

What our trainees say:

I really enjoy discussing clinical cases with colleagues from a wide range of specialities in MDT and being able to contribute to the debate.

Current vacancy information    (links to HEE website recruitment page) 

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Information for Current Trainees

Access essential information on regulations, study leave, certification, assessment and the curriculum.

Information for trainers and educators

Development and guidance on becoming a trainer, standards for trainers, essential documentation for clinical and educational supervision including guidance for GP trainers,  Trust and out-of-hours supervisors, plus news about the latest courses and conferences.


Potential Applicant

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