The Uro-Oncology Fellowship at The Royal Marsden Hospital is a 12 month position which provides subspecialty training for Urologists who wish to pursue a career in Urological Oncology.
About this fellowship
Supervisors: Declan Cahill (Clinical Lead) – Prostate Cancer, Pardeep Kumar – Bladder Cancer, Erik Mayer – Prostate and Testis Cancer, David Nicol (Chief of Surgery) – Kidney and Testis Cancer, Chris Ogden – Prostate Cancer, Alan Thompson – Bladder and Prostate Cancer (Brachytherapy)
Length: 12 month, full-time post
Eligibility: Suitable candidates would need to have completed Urology training and hold FRCS(Urology) or equivalent. Non-EU International candidates would require GMC registration and an appropriate visa.
Post-CCT Fellows will be exposed to each of the 4 urological tumour sites as part of a team of 2 Fellows and 2 SpR Deanery Trainees. Individuals’ activities will comprise -
1. The equivalent of 2 full days of surgery involving major robotic, laparoscopic and open surgical procedures as well as brachytherapy cases. A small volume of minor endoscopic procedures (TURP, TURBT, stents) are also performed. There will also be exposure to total pelvic exenterations by Gynae-oncology and Colorectal surgery as well as other cases requiring urological input (eg ureteric re-implantation or salvage)
2. Attendance at the 4 tumour specific MDT’s, including presenting cases to the meetings for discussion.
3. Attend tumour outpatient clinics which are also attended by radiation and medical oncologists.
4. Present urological data every second month at a Surgical Morbidity and Mortality meeting attended by all members of surgical staff.
5. Daily ward rounds for review of post-operative and other inpatients.
6. Participate in the Urology/Gynae-oncology on-call rota on an approximately 1:7 basis. This is non-residential as the hospital does not have an accident and emergency department, with the only after-hours emergency procedures relating to care of existing inpatients.
Specific objectives and opportunities of this post:
The Fellow would be expected to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge, clinical and technical skills to be suitable for a Consultant post as a Uro-oncology Consultant. During the course of the year the Fellow should acquire the knowledge by tumour site as listed below:
Prostate, Bladder, Testis, Kidney cancers, Robotic training and other training. Please click HERE for the full outline of the training.
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