Foundation and junior doctor

The transition from being a medical student to becoming a newly qualified doctor can be daunting.

You will move into your first job practising medicine and spend two years completing the Foundation Programme before selecting your specialty. Clinical radiology training can begin immediately after Foundation but to train in clinical oncology you will have to complete core medical training and gain the full MRCP (UK).

Clinical oncology applicants are advised to obtain some experience in clinical or medical oncology or palliative care during their core training, especially if they have not managed to do a taster during Foundation but this is not mandatory.