Considering a Career Abroad?

Are you considering a fellowship or training period abroad – or even want to move country on a more permanent basis?

Then you probably would like to know a bit from the locals about what it’s like to work, study and live in the country you would like to call “home” for a period of time.

The members of the YOC are offering their advice with this brief country-by-country description which includes various information about their country of residence.

You will find a few details about:             

  • Culture, language and lifestyle
  • Studying medicine and doing a fellowship
  • Training to become an oncologist
  • Requirements to work as an oncologist
  • Key organisations and associations

Living and Working as an Oncologist in Austria

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Austria has 5 medical institutions spread all over the country. Studying medicine in Austria will take you 6 years. A formal entrance exam restricting the entrance into the university is mandatory.

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Living and working as an oncologist in Belgium

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As of 2012, it will take 6 years to study medicine in Belgium. A formal entrance exam was introduced in 1997 for Flemish Universities. Beginning in 2013, the French Universities will also organise an entrance exam to evaluate students abilities.

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Living and Working as an Oncologist in Bulgaria

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Studying medicine in Bulgaria takes six years, the last one focused mainly on clinical practice. Before becoming a medical student you have to pass two difficult and competitive exams in biology and chemistry.

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Living and Working as an Oncologist in France

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Medical studies in France can be started after graduation from high school and cost about 500€ a year. They take 9-11 years depending on specialty. 9 for general practice, 10 or 11 for other specialties.

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Living and Working as an Oncologist in Germany

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Excellent examination results is a must to study medicine at a German university. It is also mandatory that you speak and understand German as the majority of lectures and courses are held in German. English is necessary for understanding ongoing medical research. Knowledge of Latin is useful.

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Living and Working as an Oncologist in Greece

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In Greece “Medical Oncology” is a recognised speciality. The training consists of 3 years of internal medicine, including training for six month within a haematologic department and 3 years of medical oncology.

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Living and Working as an Oncologist in Italy

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A degree in Medicine and Surgery is a Single-Cycle Master Program (Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo unico) which requires 6 years (360 ECTS). Access is restricted to a limited number of students, through a selection procedure which take place on a yearly basis.

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Living and Working as an Oncologist in Montenegro

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To become an oncologist in Montenegro you need to complete basic and Internal medical studies, followed by internal medicine residency of four years and completed with subspecialty training in oncology for treatment of solid tumours.

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Living and Working as an Oncologist in Serbia

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Medicine studies take six years in Serbia. To enrol at a Medical Faculty, a formal exam is mandatory. Four Medical Faculties, Belgrade University being one of them, offer courses in English language.

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Living and Working as an Oncologist in Spain

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Medical Oncology in Spain has been recognised as a speciality, and it consists of two years education in internal medicine and three in medical oncology.

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