The Association of Cancer Physicians

... representing and supporting Medical Oncologists in the UK

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James Maxwell Grant Prophit fellowship

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Applications are invited for a research fellowship to support research in tuberculosis or lung cancer.

The fellowship

The fellowship will support salary and associated costs for the fellow together with a contribution (where appropriate) to laboratory expenses. The appointment will initially be for 1 year, however it may be possible to renew it for a second year.

Initial applications should be submitted on the appropriate forms, which are available to download here. These applications will be used to produce a shortlist of candidates, from whom more detailed submissions may be required.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 May 2016 18:05

What's it like to be a medical oncologist?

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Watch an interview by ACP Committee members Dr Alison Jones and Dr Adam Januszewski as they discuss the training programme and what it's like to do the job.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2016 20:20

Courses for Trainees

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We have compiled a list of courses, from regional to international, that trainees might wish to consider as a component of their training programme. Information includes location, approximate date, summary of content, and the cost.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:21

Trainee weekend 2013 - Slides available

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The annual trainee weekend took place on 19th October in Manchester at the Double Tree Hilton. There was a fantastic turnout of 79 trainees from all over the country. The programme was based on feedback from the previous year and included a good balance of tumour site updates, discussions of the practicalities of running a service, career discussions, exam discussions and issues surrounding NHS commissioning. Professor Stan Kaye gave an inspiring presentation on Phase 1 trials and was also the after dinner speaker. The weekend began and ended with a business meeting to discuss topical issues, in particular the National Trainee Survey and Shape of Training. General feedback comments from trainees included:

    "Great weekend, thanks", "Nothing would make the weekend better, it's already great","Thank you for a really useful and fun weekend","Great conference, great opportunity for trainees."
    Thankyou to Alison Norton and sponsors Roche and Sanofi

The agenda and presentations are available here:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 20:08

StR Training Log Template

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You might find this Excel spreadsheet handy for recording your training experience to demonstrate which core areas of the curriculum you have completed for your yearly training assessments or PYA. You can customise it to your requirements.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:30


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If you are a member of and wish to receive the monthly Oncology JournalWatch email which I compile, make sure that you have added oncology to interests in your profile. Some of the more interesting papers and reviews published in the past month are highlighted. Links to educational resources and articles are included. Membership of is free and gives you access to other educational content, forums, and an email account.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 20:16

Specialty Certificate Exam Information

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You can find out about the Specialty Certificate in Medical Oncology here. All trainees in oncology need to pass it before gaining their CCT.

The first Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) took place on the 24th of November 2010. There were 58 candidates, including 10 from overseas. The overall pass rate was 64% of UK trainees, 58% overall.

You can read about the exam here plus some updated FAQs. Of particular interest take a look at some sample questions here, and now additional approved ones here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 19:23

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