The RCR occasionally has opportunities for members and Fellows to take up a project or activity as an RCR Clinical Fellow. Such opportunities will be advertised here when available. The primary purpose of these posts is to:
- offer an engaging and worthwhile developmental project activity outside of training or clinical practice
- contribute to the work of the College
- produce an outcome of benefit to other members or Fellows and/or patients.
Most of these opportunities are not funded and will be voluntary (expenses will be paid where applicable); they will vary in duration and are relevant to clinical oncologists or clinical radiologists or both. RCR Clinical Fellows will work with a College Officer or other lead Fellow and one or more members of College staff who together will brief the RCR Clinical Fellow, provide guidance and offer feedback. The resulting work will be owned by the RCR but the RCR Clinical Fellow will be acknowledged and may quote from or use extracts from the outcome within conditions set by the RCR.
RCR Clinical Fellowship: Clinical Oncology Curriculum Rewrite
The RCR will be starting a major rewrite of the training curricula in 2017 to address some specific requirements of the GMC and the wish to provide curricula that are clearer and more helpful to trainers and trainees. The role of the Clinical Fellow will be to work alongside RCR staff and committee members to support the development of the curriculum and associated assessment system. The Fellowship will start in early 2017 and last for 12 months (exact dates to be mutually agreed), after which it is hoped that the curriculum will be at an advanced stage ready for consultation and approval. Full details of the background to this project, what the role entails, who is eligible and how to apply are available in the full job description. The closing date for applications is 17 February 2017.
RCR Clinical Fellowship: Clinical Radiology Audit Committee
An opportunity to gain experience in audit and quality improvement from the College as well as providing the College with extra support and assistance in speecific areas. More information is avaiable here. The closing date for applications is 9 January 2017.
A summary of current and recently completed projects undertaken by RCR Clinical Fellows is shown below.
Recent and current RCR Clinical Fellows and projects
PGCE in Medical Education for Clinical Radiology - Dr Faye Cuthbert (Clinical Radiologist, Brighton)
Launched in November 2015 the first postgraduate certificate in medical education for radiology was created by Dr Cuthbert working with the College's Educational Adviser and the team from Dundee University. Further details are available.
PGCE in Medical Education for Clinical Oncology - Dr Sarah Needleman (Clinical Oncologist, London)
Dr Needleman is working with the College's Educational Adviser and the team from Dundee University to develop the first postgraduate certificate in medical education for oncology.
Radiology e-learning for Clinical Oncology trainees - Dr Nuradh Joseph (Clinical Oncologist, Manchester/Sri Lanka)
Dr Joseph worked with the Chair of the Clinical Oncology Curriculum Committee and the Directorate of Specialty Training, as well as local consultant clinical oncologists and clincial radiologists to develop the first in what is intended to become a suite of modules on imaging as it relates to clinical oncology training and practice. Further details about the project are available and the first module which focuses on imaging for prostate cancer is available to download from the same page.
Molecular imaging resources for Clinical Radiology training - Dr Michael Kay (Clinical Radiologist, Southampton) and Dr Iosif Mendichovsky (Clinical Radiologist, Cambridge)
Dr Kay and Dr Mendichovsky worked with the Medical Director for Education and Training, Clinical Radiology, and the Directorate of Specialty Training to gather, collate and signpost a wide range of resources to support trainees in their training for both the core curriculum content on the scientific basis of imaging and higher level content for those wishing to specialise in molecular imaging. More information and the resources are available here.