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2020/2021 Breast Cancer Radiation Oncology Fellowship

2020/2021 Breast Cancer Radiation Oncology Fellowship
BC Cancer - Vancouver BC Cancer and University of British Columbia – Radiation Therapy Program
Application deadline: September 20, 2019

BC Cancer manages a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia. It operates six regional cancer centres in Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria.

This Breast Cancer Radiation Oncology fellowship is for one year at the Vancouver Centre.

BC Cancer has a long-standing reputation for strong breast cancer research. One important resource is the Breast Cancer Outcomes Unit (BCOU), which prospectively records clinicopathologic, treatment and outcomes data for referred cases. More recently, radiation dosimetric data have been accessed with the potential for linkage to the BCOU database. This province-wide population database provides a wealth of high-impact research opportunity. There are currently over 450 abstracts and publications which have been generated through the BCOU.

Fellowship candidates must be physicians who will have completed training in Radiation Oncology suitable to practice as a specialist in their home country and have demonstrated ability in basic or clinical research as evidenced in their CV. Fellows must be eligible to obtain an educational license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.

English proficiency is an important criterion for the educational license and the College currently requires a candidate to demonstrate their English proficiency by obtaining a score of at least 7 in each of the components of the academic IELTS test. Provision of such evidence of English proficiency will be required if the primary language of their medical education was not English. Preference is given to candidates who completed their residency in radiation oncology within the last 3 years.

The selected candidates will be expected to divide their time between clinical activities and research. Fellows will be registered as post-graduate trainees with the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Prior to applying to individual preceptors, all non-Canadian Radiation Oncology resident candidates MUST first contact Aida Castro-Chan to confirm their eligibility.

Eligible applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, contact information for 3 references, and cover letters. All documents should be submitted to Aida Castro-Chan, who will forward relevant documents to the fellowship director:
Aida Castro-Chan: 

Further information can also be obtained by contacting the fellowship director: Dr. Peter Lim

Applicants are encouraged to discuss named fellowship opportunities (e.g. CARO/Elekta) with potential supervisors as well as funding for combined fellowship and advanced degree opportunities such as the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program through the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (

For more information about BC Cancer, please visit the website at:

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority which is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Labor Agreement
Requisition #BCCFellow-2328204
Work Site
Job TypeTemporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration12 months
Hours of Work
Work Days
Expiry Date30-Aug-2019

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