The Division of Clinical Oncology of the Stellenbosch University is one of the six existing, fully academic divisions/departments of Clinical Oncology in South Africa. Our training program for registrars has been fully accredited by the College of Radiation Oncology and the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a 4-year program. Many members of our consultant staff are college examiners. There is a full program of teaching and academic presentations to guide the trainees through their program.
Every effort is made to incorporate research activities into registrars' planned education of 4 years as to enable them adequate exposure to both basic and advanced aspects of research. We have both local and international trainees from the African continent and train a cohort of around 10 registrars at any one time.
Training consists of a 4 year program. There are 2 examinations. Part I includes Anatomy, Radiobiology and Medical Physics, this is written after 6 months of training. Part II is written after 3 years training is completed and includes all clinical aspects of the speciality examined in a 3 written examinations and an OSCE/Oral examination. These examinations are conducted by the Colleges of Medicine South Africa.
A research project is undertaken during the 4 years and together with the college examination will lead to the award of an MMed(RadOnc) after 4 years of training is complete.