Postgraduate Training

The department provides post-graduate training for registrars in Radiation Oncology. This is a 4-year full-time degree. The degree comprises a two-part examination as set out by the College of Medicine South Africa. The part 1 exam must be completed no less than 6 months and no more than 18 months from commencement of registrar appointment. An MMED dissertation is a necessary requirement. Please refer to the College of Medicine, Radiation Oncology website for further details.

The MMED dissertation requires submission of a research protocol and completion of the Research project before completion of the degree. All candidates are required to design a research protocol, attend the TNM course and submit the protocol for ethics review before the commencement of the project. In addition, candidates are required to complete a portfolio comprising case reports, logbooks and a critical review of a research article. Further details regarding TNM course, Ethics submission and statistical support is obtainable from the UP Health Sciences website. The protocol should be completed by the second year of study if not sooner.

Details regarding course content and matters related to the exam are obtainable from the CMSA website.

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