Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Each trainee will rotate through site-based teams on a six-monthly basis to ensure all areas of the curriculum are covered.

Protected teaching time is provided throughout training.

JRCPTB Medical Oncology curriculum.

Teaching opportunities

- All ST3 trainees from across Yorkshire and the Humber attend weekly Thursday morning teaching sessions in Leeds – covering the full exam syllabus including pharmacology, statistics, physics and cancer biology. Trainees are also funded to attend the radiobiology and statistics course and the physics course, both run by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

- Regional Training days - held between Leeds, Sheffield and Hull. Protected training days with activities ranging from simulation days to cancer site specific training.

- Oncology educational sessions are held every Friday afternoon including journal club, Morbidity and Mortality, audit, clinical governance and site specific training. The topics covered are developed through curriculum requirements as well as through trainee feedback.

- Annual "Leeds Oncology Research Day" (LORD) - regional meeting allowing trainees from the whole region to showcase their academic achievements via oral and poster presentations.

- Numerous informal departmental teaching sessions to support your examinations.

- Mock interviews for higher degree/consultant posts.

- Trainees are encouraged to access a wide variety of other opportunities for training within the trust, including research lunchtime seminars organised by Professor Thomas Helleday.


Training Activities.

Regular Events

Regional Oncology Specialty Training Days

Attended by all oncology trainees in the region, each day follows a theme addressing a selected curriculum area relevant to both Medical Oncology and Clinical Oncology. Four days a year.

Oncology Departmental Educational Seminars

St James's Institute of Oncology departmental educational meetings take place at 08.30 on Friday mornings.

LIMM Seminars

Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine host seminars that frequently focus on cancer research.

Yorkshire Cancer Network

Organises regular tumour specific educational days.

Yorkshire Oncology Educational Meetings (YOEM)

Evening events organised jointly between the haematology and oncology groups, these address current controversies relevant to both.