Rotations consist of four monthly attachments each specialising in the main tumour sites: pelvic, lung, breast, GI, head and neck. Trainees will rotate to Hull for six to twelve months during their training.
Each trainee will have an educational supervisor for the duration of their training and for each rotation a clinical supervisor. Trainees are expected to meet regularly with their educational and clinical supervisors.
Specific work based assessments have been developed by the Royal College of Radiologists and every trainee has an e-portfolio to document their training and record work based assessments and educational and clinical supervisors reports. Supervision is as per The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER) and formal assessments via Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber (ARCP).
Work based assessment guidelines.
During training you are expected to obtain the FRCR examinations.
The First FRCR examination comprises four papers of single best answer (SBA) questions (pharmacology, cancer biology and radiobiology, statistics and physics). The written papers for the four subjects are held twice a year over two consecutive days.
The Final FRCR examination expects candidates to have a wide knowledge of malignant disease and the management of patients with cancer. The main emphasis is on radiotherapy and drug therapy, but a good knowledge of general medicine, surgery and gynaecology is expected.
The Final FRCR (Part A) examination comprises two papers of 120 single best answer (SBA) questions delivered on a single day twice per year. The Final FRCR (Part B) examination comprises a clinical and an oral examination.
FRCR Clinical oncology curriculum.