Radiation Oncology

A radiation oncologist is a specialist doctor who uses radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer patients. Radiation oncologists work in teams with other doctors to create and deliver radiation therapy programs.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

To be accepted in the RANZCR training program, you must:

  • Have MBBS or equivalent medical qualifications as recognised by the registering authority of the country in which the RANZCR training program is conducted and the Board of the College
  • Be registered as a medical practitioner by the registered authority recognised by the Board of the College in the state or country where you are training (Australia, New Zealand or Singapore)
  • Have completed at least two full years in an approved hospital as an intern or resident.

Application Process

If you meet the prerequisites, you can apply for a training position directly through the Radiation Oncology Training Network. Each Training Network individually advertises their available positions. Positions may be advertised directly by accredited training sites/hospitals of individual networks throughout the year.

Trainees undergo 2 phases of training:

  • Phase 1 (minimum 18 months)
  • Phase 2 (usually minimum 36 months)

They will also complete:

  • Work based assessments including:
  • Patient Encounter Assessment Tool (PEAT)
  • Contouring and Plan Evaluation Tool (CPET)
  • Case Report and Discussion Tool (CRDT)
  • Communication Skills Tool (CST)
  • Oncology Sciences Workshops
  • SMART Workshops
  • Practical Oncology Experiences (POEs)
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Examinations
  • Research requirements

Annual Fee:

AUD $2,085.00 (or $1,295 for part-time trainees)

Exam Fee:

Phase 1 Examination: AUD $3,995
Phase 2 Examination: AUD $5,445

Annual Membership Subscription:

AUD $2,360.00 (or $1,520 for part-time trainees)

  • Research relevant to radiation oncology
  • PhD
  • Fellowship in radiation oncology and related fields

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Note that this represents one of the quickest routes to specialty training, and may not reflect additional HMO or unaccredited years of training.
Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Medical / Surgical / General Year
Year 3
Commence Radiation Oncology Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
Last Updated: May 25, 2022
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Radiation Oncology

A radiation oncologist is a specialist doctor who uses radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer patients. Radiation oncologists work in teams with other doctors to create and deliver radiation therapy programs.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

To be accepted in the RANZCR training program, you must:

  • Have MBBS or equivalent medical qualifications as recognised by the registering authority of the country in which the RANZCR training program is conducted and the Board of the College
  • Be registered as a medical practitioner by the registered authority recognised by the Board of the College in the state or country where you are training (Australia, New Zealand or Singapore)
  • Have completed at least two full years in an approved hospital as an intern or resident.

Application Process

If you meet the prerequisites, you can apply for a training position directly through the Radiation Oncology Training Network. Each Training Network individually advertises their available positions. Positions may be advertised directly by accredited training sites/hospitals of individual networks throughout the year.

Program Structure

Trainees undergo 2 phases of training:

  • Phase 1 (minimum 18 months)
  • Phase 2 (usually minimum 36 months)

They will also complete:

  • Work based assessments including:
  • Patient Encounter Assessment Tool (PEAT)
  • Contouring and Plan Evaluation Tool (CPET)
  • Case Report and Discussion Tool (CRDT)
  • Communication Skills Tool (CST)
  • Oncology Sciences Workshops
  • SMART Workshops
  • Practical Oncology Experiences (POEs)
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Examinations
  • Research requirements

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $2,085.00 (or $1,295 for part-time trainees)

Exam Fee:

Phase 1 Examination: AUD $3,995
Phase 2 Examination: AUD $5,445

Annual Membership Subscription:

AUD $2,360.00 (or $1,520 for part-time trainees)

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

  • Research relevant to radiation oncology
  • PhD
  • Fellowship in radiation oncology and related fields

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Medical / Surgical / General Year
Year 3
Commence Radiation Oncology Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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