The resident curricula at NCCHE consists of two parts; special and rotating courses. For the initial 6 month period, residents are trained in disease- or organ-specific units of their choice. After this, they move to the other clinical units (rotating course) for one or one and half years to obtain a wide basic knowledge and to learn the techniques of clinical oncology. After concluding the rotating course they return to their chosen speciality to graduate as medical or surgical oncologists.
Trainees on the chief resident course spend the first year as physicians or surgeons of specific clinical units. The training program is more targeted to particular organs or diseases. They work as coordinators of residents whom they support in clinical practice. The second year is devoted to basic or clinical research. Staff of the Research Institute and clinical laboratories support them at their request.
Voluntary trainees are divided into two groups; those with guaranteed funding from a domestic or international project and the others. Various training courses are available for voluntary trainees, although the training period is limited to less than a year for any one major field.
We have overcome many of the difficulties faced in the beginning of the NCCHE, and have improved the training system year by year. More than 15 articles have been published in English journals by residents or trainees under the tuition of staff members in the Hospital and/or Research Institute in 1997.
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