Training in Clinical Oncology and the Transition from Trainee to Consultant

Dickson, J. Clinical Oncology. Published online: November 10, 2016



  • New consultants would like more exposure to advanced radiotherapy techniques during specialty training.
  • Out-of-programme activities helped prepare trainees for their first consultant post.
  • The FRCR Examination is seen as essential in a technical specialty like clinical oncology.
  • Challenges faced by new consultants include a heavy workload and frequent changes to job plan between interview and start date.
  • New consultants are often reliant on arranging informal mentoring with colleagues for advice and support by themselves.

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