Medical Oncology

Welcome to Guy’s and St Thomas’ for Kings Health Partners Medical Oncology specialty training programme.

The Lead Provider works with 17 NHS provider organisations across the south and west of London, including two academic health science centres and the voluntary sector; to provide comprehensive, integrated cancer patient pathways and services to drive improvements in patient outcomes and experience.

This post graduate specialty programme provides trainees with the skills, experience and training to prepare you for a career in Medical Oncology. This popular 5 year training programme comprises of 30 full time training posts rotating between Academic oncology centres, London teaching Hospitals and District general hospitals to give a wealth of experience. There will be experience in the management of patients will all types of cancer using systemic therapies and radiotherapy. You will use simple to complex radiotherapy and state of the art equipment especially in the new Cancer Centre opening at Guys Hospital in autumn 2016. This rotation provides excellent experience to allow you to be successful in the FRCR exam

This training programme includes:

  • Busy clinical posts with experience in the management of all tumour types
  • Training in the use of systemic therapies and assessment of response to treatment and toxicities
  • Opportunities for leadership and management skill development
  • Work alongside basic scientists and be exposed to the opportunities for research
How to apply?

To apply please visit the London Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education website.

Summary of the specialty

The Lead Provider is delivering a broad-based, well rounded, supported and high-quality training experience mapped to the curriculum, with at least a year in a single training environment as the norm. The partnership can offer enhanced training opportunities in advanced systemic therapies including high dose chemotherapy and biological targeted therapies. Robust systems for induction are in place across the region, which will be reviewed to implement best practice.

What makes us unique?

We are a large rotation that provides training in different situations and a wealth of experience from district hospitals where many trainees will work to academic centres where there are opportunities to interact with scientists and work on research projects.

Training Locations:
  • Guys and St Thomas
  • Royal Marsden Hospital
  • St George’s
  • Imperial
Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact the Lead Provider team at [email protected]

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