Advanced Training Program

We the Department of Medical Oncology intend to train medical specialists who can manage science based cancer chemotherapy, new standard treatments including clinical tests, and studies to develop more effective treatments.  Especially, we expects trainees to get widely educated as expert medical oncologists, who can practice not only cancer treatment but also general internal medicine based on scientific evidence, as mature citizens who can take care of patients in humanistic ways, and as world players who can do researches and practice from a cosmopolitan vantage point.

Training Staffs

Training Curriculum

  • 1st Year:
    In the first 6 months of training, trainees mainly assigned to inpatient treatment in the Department of Medical Oncology, Kyorin University Hospital.  After that, they experience practices both in general internal medicine and cancer treatment training, which is prerequisite for certifications of Japanese Society of Internal Medicine or Japanese Medical Society of Oncology.  The trainees are trained in rotation among departments according to individual preference.
  • 2nd year and after:
    Back to the Department of Medical Oncology, trainees are assigned to both impatient and outpatient treatments.  For one to three years they go training to National Cancer Center or other cancer hospitals, or general hospitals according to individual preference.
  • Curriculum for certifications as a medical specialist of cancer chemotherapy by Japanese Society of Medical Oncology:
    • The curriculum composes of practice and lectures dedicated for the certification in rotation among plural departments.
    • Departments concerned in the rotation are: Hematology, Respiratory Medicine, Respiratory Surgery, Mammary Gland Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Cerebral Surgery, and Pediatrics.  Trainees choose two or more departments from those listed above for the training rotation.  One month or longer rotation shift in Palliative Care team is obligatory.
    • The lectures dedicated for the curriculum cover fields missing in the departments rotation.

Curriculum for certifications as a medical specialist of cancer chemotherapy by Japanese Society of Medical Oncology

Certified Internist by the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine. Special Gastroenterologist certified by the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology. Medical Specialist of Cancer Chemotherapy by Japanese Society of Medical Oncology. Certified Physician by Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy. And so on...

If you have any question about the training program, feel free to ask Dr. Kasuga.