Clinical Fellow (Higher) in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast

NHS Medical & Dental: Clinical Fellow Higher

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Reconstructive Breast Surgery
NHS Medical & Dental: Clinical Fellow Higher
Fixed Term
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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22/07/2018 23:59



Applications are invited for two posts of International Fellow in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast (equivalent to Clinical Fellow Higher)

This International Fellowship has been established in memory of “Mr Guidubaldo Querci della Rovere FRCS, Comm OMRI” who was a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital where he pioneered Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. He dedicated the final years of his career to providing support and training for young doctors who wish to specialise in this field.

This International Fellowship will continue this initiative and provide a 14 months residency in four of the world’s leading Units involved in the comprehensive diagnosis and management of Breast Cancer. The hospitals that are involved in this unique opportunity are Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Cambridge – UK), Royal Marsden Hospital (London, Surrey – UK), Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nationale dei Tumori, (Milan - Italy) and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, (New York – USA).

Placement dates:

04 October 2018 - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK

01 April 2019 - Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK (RMH)

01 October 2019 - Fondazione I.R.C.C.S Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan, Italy

01 November 2019 - Plastic Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, NY, USA

This post is intended for Breast Surgery Trainees who wish to dedicate further time to training in specialist Breast Reconstruction and Oncoplastic procedures. The incumbent is also expected to play a major contributory role in current departmental research, audit, and teaching, as well as to lead research projects under the supervision of Consultants.

In order to be considered applicants must meet the following essential criteria: full registration and a licence to practice with the General Medical Council, MRCS or equivalent, minimum of 2 years experience of general surgery at speciality registrar level (ST3) or equivalent, minimum of 2 years dedicated experience in breast surgery. Experience of research and audit is desirable.

Please note that these posts do not carry formal training recognition.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required. 

Contract type: Fixed Term for the NHS placements; 6 months in each Institution.

For further details of the advert please see attached Advert file.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Prof John Benson, Consultant in Breast Surgery, Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust via email on

If you have problems applying, contact

Medical Staffing, Box 154
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road
01223 254551