Welcome to the clinical oncology homepage at Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, voted 2nd place nationally in 2015 for overall trainee satisfaction. Clinical Oncology is seeing a period of considerable technical development both in terms of systemic and radiation therapy. At Severn, we champion a view of Clinical Oncology as both a challenging and highly rewarding specialty for practitioners, both technically and ethically. Clinical oncology specialty training consists of a 5 year training period from ST3 and resulting in Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) Clinical Oncology Faculty.
The training programme is centred at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre with excellent, highly-praised rotations out to the Department of Oncology at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, and the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre in Cheltenham. Across these sites, trainees will: experience the care of cancer patients across different settings, be driven to gain high-level clinical experience in state-of-the-art technical radiotherapy (including stereotactic treatment, IMRT and 4D CT), gain wide proficiency in the systemic therapy in all tumour sites, contribute actively to national trials within our extensive R&D portfolio, and develop important skills in the delivery of acute oncology care. They will be encouraged towards audit, publication, professional development and out-of-programme clinical and research experience. We pride ourselves in the professional and pastoral care we give our trainees, towards their development as consultant colleagues who will flourish within the modern world of Clinical Oncology.
The South West has so much to offer as a wonderful place to live, work and train in – from the beautiful regency towns of Cheltenham Spa and Bath Spa, to the Cotswolds and the vibrant city of Bristol with excellent travel access to London and the North, as well as easy access to the great outdoors of Cornwall, Devon and Wales.
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