During their training period as specialists in radiotherapy, research-related assistant physicians employed at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Radiotherapy and Radiooncology can take advantage of one year of protected research time. With this "Clinician Scientist" model, university radiooncology aims to provide assistant doctors with knowledge in clinical and preclinical-translational research.  During the twelve months, physicians have the opportunity to intensively engage in a scientific project at OncoRay and lay the foundation for their research careers. The Clinician Scientist position can be counted as a period of further training.

Further information on specialist training

Prospective specialists in radiotherapy are comprehensively integrated into outpatient and inpatient medical care in the field of radiooncology at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Radiotherapy and Radiooncology.
You will get to know the entire spectrum of radiation therapy including proton therapy and, under the guidance of a medical specialist, will be responsible for determining, monitoring and implementing the therapy including radiation planning as well as for simultaneous chemotherapy.
During your training in the clinic you will be employed in the following areas:
- 12 months in ward
- 24 months outpatient care in the Medical Care Center, Department of Radiotherapy
- Remaining training period Employment in the after-care outpatient clinic or private and study outpatient clinic, as well as
- as described above: Possibility to work as "Clinician Scientist" for about 12 months.
The prospective specialists are directly involved in the interdisciplinary tumor-specific patient care. This is done in close cooperation with the University Cancer Center (UCC), which was founded as a Comprehensive Cancer Center following an international model and is funded as a top oncological center.
The training program also includes daily morning meetings in which current publications are discussed. In addition, there is an extensive continuing education program in which OncoRay scientists are involved.

Else Kröner-Forschungskolleg

The Else Kröner-Forschungskolleg offers young physicians a structured specialist training with room for clinical and basic research. The aim is to support doctors on their career path through a structured training and mentoring programme in their research questions and professional development and to enable them to combine excellent science and clinical activity as "Clinician Scientists" in the long term. more