I enjoy the combination of a specialty where there is significant patient engagement over time, as well as the continuous exposure to new treatments and clinical trials.
I appreciate the opportunity to engage with patients about their treatment choices and supporting them through their cancer journey as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Assoc Prof Melissa Eastgate
Medical oncologists work within both public and private facilities to provide holistic, multimodal care to patients with cancer. Medical Oncologists treat their patients through preventative and palliative medicine, using treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, molecular targeted agents and analgesics.
6 years full-time (3 years basic training, 3 years advanced training)
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact RACP.
Medical oncology advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The medical oncology training program incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practise as a Medical Oncologist in Australia or New Zealand.
Applicants must hold current medical registration, have completed RACP basic training requirements and have secured appointment to an appropriate advanced training position.
Minimum 40% of full-time commitment. Training must be completed within 8 years.
Allowed. Interruptions of more than 12 continuous months may require additional assessments (determined on a case-by-case basis). Interruptions of more than 24 continuous months may require additional training time and/or assessments (determined on a case-by-case basis).