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National Oncology Mentorship Scheme 2023/2024

Updated: Sep 8, 2023

The National Oncology Mentorship Scheme is an annual programme organised by British Oncology Network for Undergraduate Societies (BONUS).

The academic year 2022-2023 marked the second cycle of the scheme, for which BONUS recruited 101 mentors and 150 mentees from across the UK. The initiative allows an individualised pairing of medical students and junior doctors with specialists in medical, clinical, surgical and interventional oncology.

Mentoring takes place over 6 months and the participants are encouraged to meet at least three times. The mentoring sessions are individually agreed by the mentor and the mentee and consist of:

  • insights into a career in oncology

  • shadowing the mentor in clinical setting

  • discussion of case studies and research papers

  • general careers advice

  • engagement in research projects

  • networking opportunities

  • teaching on oncology topics

Mentorship Scheme 2023-2024

We are currently recruiting mentors for the third cycle of the National Oncology Mentorship Scheme, which will take place from October 2023 to April 2024. If you are a consultant, specialty registrar or equivalent in medical, clinical, surgical or interventional oncology and would like to become a mentor, please contact Joanna Kucharczak, our Network Lead, at

The application for mentees is now also open. Medical students and junior doctors are welcome to apply.

Apply here: Application Form

Deadline: Friday, 22nd September, 11:59 pm You will be notified at the end of September on the outcome of your application. If successful, you will be provided with the contact details of your allocated mentor. It is the mentee’s responsibility to contact their mentor and suggest initial sessions based on their interests.

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