Undergraduate clinical oncology
This means that virtually all doctors will come into contact with patients who have cancer or have had cancer.
We believe it is vital for medical students to be adequately prepared during their undergraduate years to be able to safely manage patients with cancer from day one.
We offer a range of resources, opportunities, and events to encourage undergraduates to learn more about oncology and to increase awareness of clinical oncology at the undergraduate level including:
British Oncology Network for Undergraduate Societies (BONUS)
A network to support undergraduate oncology societies in UK medical schools and bring together students interested in oncology.
Undergraduate Non-Surgical Oncology Curriculum
A curriculum for medical schools designed to provide a basis for undergraduate non-surgical oncology teaching to facilitate medical students gaining the competencies required to manage patients with cancer appropriately when they graduate.
Annual Undergraduate Oncology Day
Every year in May or June, the RCR holds a one-day meeting for undergraduates interested in oncology.
Five bursaries funded by the RCR are available on an annual basis and are intended to support medical students wishing to undertake an elective period of study in clinical oncology in the UK or abroad.
An essay prize and a research prize are available for undergraduates annually, as is an award for innovation and excellence in undergraduate teaching, all funded by the EAR Edinburgh Congress. Also available every year is the opportunity for undergraduate societies to be named "RCR Undergraduate Society of the Year."
Undergraduate Oncology Day 2024
Find out about careers in oncology, the training pathway, and what life is like as a consultant working in a rewarding and stimulating career in oncology.
A a great opportunity to network with your peers, potential educators, and colleagues.
The Clinical Oncology Undergraduate Steering Committee
Discover clinical oncology
Learn about the ways you can engage with the specialty as an undergraduate.
Undergraduate curriculum (clinical oncology)
In 2014 the clinical oncology faculty of the RCR worked with medical oncology colleagues at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) to compile a curriculum which provided a basis for undergraduate non-surgical oncology teaching in the UK.
Bringing together medical students with an interest in oncology.