The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) annually holds free whole-day meetings for undergraduates with an interest in either clinical radiology or clinical oncology.
The meetings are organised with the intention to inform undergraduates about careers in these specialties, the training pathway, what life is like as a consultant after achieving a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), and to provide updates in the field. It is also a great opportunity to network with your peers, and potential educators and colleagues. At a typical undergraduate day, there will be talks from trainees and leading consultants in the field.
Clinical radiology undergraduate day
‘I very much enjoyed the entire mix of talks ranging from Diagnostic Radiology to Interventional Radiology and the advice on radiology applications.
It was very useful to be updated on the new application preferences based on Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology!’
‘It was helpful that we were offered to the opportunity to as the trainees and consultants careers related questions at the end of the day.’
Clinical oncology undergraduate day
‘The treatment planning session was really exciting, both doing the planning but also
discussing the planning process and future of the technology with the doctors running the
‘I really enjoyed all sessions. I think the most important session was 'the patient journey' – it really helped
to contextualise all of the information from other talks, and reminded me that everything we do should be patient
centred. All speakers throughout the day were enthusiastic and it was clear how passionate they all were about their careers.
I was interested in a career in clinical oncology before, but today has cemented that this is what I want to do’