Clinical oncology undergraduate day

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) annually holds a free whole-day meeting for undergraduates with an interest in oncology.

The meeting is organised with the intention to inform undergraduates about careers in oncology, the training pathway, what life is like as a consultant oncologist after achieving a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), and to provide updates in the field of oncology. It is also a great opportunity to network with your peers, and potential educators and colleagues. At a typical undergraduate oncology day, there will be talks from trainees and leading consultants in the field of oncology.

2021 virtual undergraduate oncology day

In light of the developing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the clinical oncology undergraduate committee took the decision to hold a virtual 2021 undergraduate oncology day. The committee organised three workshops: research in oncology, a mock multidisciplinary team meeting, and a treatment planning session. There was also a refreshing feature from Catriona Macphee who talked about her experience from a patient's perspective.

You can watch recorded presentations from previous clinical oncology undergraduate award winners

Programme for the 2021 event  

Time

Session 

Speakers

09:30-09:40

Quiz

Dr Seamus McAleer, Chair of the Clinical Oncology undergraduate committee
09:40-10:00A day in the life of a clinical oncologist Dr Alison Stille
10:00-10:10Careers Q&A
10:10-10:25BREAK
10:25-11:25

Workshops session 1

Research in oncology: A workshop on academic training in clinical oncology. There will be presentations from academics about the training pathway and life as an academic, as well as talks from previous Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF's) and how to get involved in SURF.  

Multidisciplinary team meeting (MDM): A simulated MDM session with three specialists. Attendees are expected to get involved in the discussions about a cancer case. 

Treatment planning (x3): A remote simulated practical treatment planning session.

Professor Peter Hoskin, Professor Ananya Choudhury, Dr Catherine Hanna, Dr Chris Jones

Dr Lubna Bhatt, Dr Alison Stillie, and Dr Victoria Webber, Stephanie Ridgway

Dr Elin Evans, Dr Lakshmi Harihar, and Dr Sarah Needleman

11:25-11:35BREAK
11:35-12:35

Workshops session 2

Research in oncology: A workshop on academic training in clinical oncology. There will be presentations from academics about the training pathway and life as an academic, as well as talks from previous Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF's) and how to get involved in SURF.  

Multidisciplinary team meeting (MDM): A simulated MDM session with three specialists. Attendees are expected to get involved in the discussions about a cancer case. 

Treatment planning (x3): A remote simulated practical treatment planning session.

Professor Peter Hoskin, Professor Ananya Choudhury, Dr Catherine Hanna, Dr Chris Jones

Dr Lubna Bhatt, Dr Alison Stille, and Dr Victoria Webber

Dr Elin Evans, Dr Lakshmi Harihar, and Dr Sarah Needleman

12:35-13:35

Lunch and Networking 

13:35-14:00Patient journeyMs Catriona Macphee and Dr Sarah Needleman 

14:00-14:10

Presentation of Awards, bursaries

Dr Hannah Tharmalingam, Vice President

14:10-14:30Q & A session
14:30Closing survey

2020 undergraduate oncology meeting

Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19


2019 undergraduate oncology meeting 

For the second year running, the RCR welcomed undergraduate medical students to the 2019 undergraduate oncology meeting, held on Friday 10 May. There were two keynotes: an advanced talk regarding developments in artificial intelligence in the field of oncology, and an exhilarating debate between a medical oncologist and clinical oncologist. The meeting was well attended and received positive reviews.