Our aim is to produce doctors who are inspirational oncologists, with a solid understanding of the science of cancer, who have a keen desire to improve treatments by participating in and developing clinical trials, and who have a deeply empathic approach to patients and their families.
Wessex offers a broad spectrum of clinical oncology training with experience in all tumour sites, both common and rare. Trainees receive excellent support from our dedicated NHS consultants and clinical academics, plus superb access to clinical and basic science oncology research.
Wessex trainees attend Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT), plus out-patient, new, follow-up and chemotherapy clinics in all tumour types and also receive extensive experience in acute oncology and management of oncological emergencies via both our Macmillan-sponsored acute oncology service and on-call duties. Trainees also go on departmental ward rounds and attend journal clubs and monthly audit and morbidity/mortality meetings, where you will be expected to present cases on a regular basis.
We provide a programme of off-site educational days, plus there are extensive educational opportunities within the University of Southampton Cancer Sciences department, situated at the University Southampton Hospital.
The hospital also hosts the:
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
- University of Southampton Cancer Sciences department
- Southampton Cancer Research UK Centre
- Southampton Experimental Cancer Medicine centre
These opportunities provide trainees with unparalleled access to research and cancer sciences.