Journal article

Perception of modern radiotherapy learning: study protocol for a mixed-methods analysis of trainees and trainers at a UK cancer centre

Gerard Walls, James J McAleer, Gerard G Hanna

BMJ Open | BMJ Journals | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Radiotherapy technology and postgraduate medical training have both evolved significantly over the last 20 years. Clinical Oncology is a recognised craft specialty where the apprenticeship model of clinical training is applicable. The challenges of learning radiotherapy in the modern radiotherapy department workplace have not been comprehensively described and no optimal method has been identified. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Five Clinical Oncology trainers and five Clinical Oncology trainees at a regional cancer centre will be invited to undertake a semistructured interview regarding their personal accounts of learning radiotherapy. Both trainees and consultants will be treated as e..

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