Specialty Certificate Examination in Medical Oncology
The Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Medical Oncology will be delivered once a year.
There are no entry requirements for the SCE in Medical Oncology, however, trainees in UK training posts would normally take the SCE in Medical Oncology in their penultimate year of higher specialty training.
Qualification: Certificate in Medical Oncology
Trainees who have gained the Certificate in Medical Oncology and who are recommended for a CCT will be entitled to apply for the postnominal MRCP(UK) (Medical Oncology). For further details please see the FAQs.
Resources for trainees
Preparation for the SCE requires a wide breadth of knowledge around the curriculum and should involve reading of textbooks, journals and guidelines. Experience of the MRCP(UK) examination provides an excellent background to the format of the examination.
Suggested sources are listed below.
These questions give an indication of the type of question you can expect in the exam:
SCE in Medical Oncology Sample Questions
Curriculum and blueprint
The curriculum is published by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB).
The examination is made up of questions covering the whole curriculum, selected by a predetermined blueprint. Download a copy of the assessment blueprint for more details:
SCE in Medical Oncology Blueprint
Suggested information sources:
Information on genetics and some basic science can be found in the Oxford Desk Reference of Oncology 2011.