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Oncology in the UK

Oncology in the UK separates into two main sub-specialisms: Medical Oncology and Clinical Oncology.


  • Medical Oncologists are doctors who diagnose, assess, treat and manage patients with cancers (malignant tumours) and conduct translational research (i.e. research that has practical applications)
  • Clinical Oncologists are doctors who treat cancer with non-surgical means such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy

Oncologist shortages have escalated rapidly over recent years. For this reason, there is significant demand for Oncologists across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with many exciting career opportunities available. 


Working as an Oncologist in the UK: What’s required?

In short, Medical Oncologists must obtain MRCP and Clinical Oncologists must obtain FRCR. 

To view our in-depth overview on the MRCP(UK) examination and SCE for Medical Oncology, click here.

To view our in-depth overview on the FRCR examination for Clinical Oncology, click here.

Doctors from countries where English is not the native language are required to provide evidence of their English language skills to the GMC. This means passing either the OET or IELTS.

Doctors from within the EEA (European Economic Area), who have completed a postgraduate qualification in their home country, are able to use this qualification, accompanied with a pass in either OET or IELTS, to register with the GMC.

For a list of which countries fall within the EEA, please click here.


If you would like to discuss the opportunities available for Oncologists in the UK, or if you have any questions about which qualifications may be required, please contact us.

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