Training and Continuing Education at the UCCH

The numerous UCCH departments offer a great variety of training and continuing education activities for physicians, psychotherapists, scientists, nurses, medical doctoral students and doctoral students of life sciences as well as for medical students.

  • Training and Continuing Education for Physicians

    Specialist Medical Training and Rotations

    Specialist medical training for medical oncologists, radiooncologists and surgeons is offered by the respective UKE/UCCH departments. For assistant physicians in medical oncology, radiooncology or surgery it is furthermore possible to pass a 6-month rotation period at the UCCH Central Entry Port.

    Physicians from external UCCH cooperation partners (office-based physicians and hospitals) are offered to specialize in palliative medicine, leukemia treatment, stem cell transplantation or radiooncology by passing a 12-month rotation period at the UCCH.

    Clinician Scientist Program

    The 3-year Clinician Scientist Program initiated by the UKE Medical Faculty especially addresses young physicians with a strong interest in experimental research in order to allow them to pursue a research project of their choice parallel to their specialist medical training.

    Participants are completely released from their clinical duties in the first year and at 50 percent in the second and third year and they attend an accompanying training program in order to achieve methodical and general key skills.

    Finally the participants undergo an additional vocational training which qualifies them for future tasks in basic experimental and translational patient-oriented research. An extension of the program for further 3 years is planned in order to enable the participants to obtain their habilitation.

    Further information is available on the following website (in German):

    Clinician Scientist Program

    Contact:

    Dr. Katrin Klempahn ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 51808 , k.klempahn@uke.de ), Vice Deanery for Research

    UCCH Research Fellowship

    The Hubertus Wald Tumorzentrum - University Cancer Center Hamburg (UCCH) is once again requesting applications for the UCCH Research Fellowships for Junior Physician Scientists (UCCH-Drittelstipendien). Eligible for these fellowships are physicians in their 2nd to 5th year of specialist medical training who have a strong interest in experimental cancer research. Start time for research projects is January 2018 and the fellowships are provided for up to one year. During this time the clinician will be fully exempted from clinical duties in order to work full time in the hosting laboratory.

    A defining element and specific aim of the UCCH Research Fellowship is to strengthen existing and facilitate future collaborations and research links between clinical UCCH departments and experimental UCCH research departments. For that reason the hosting laboratory may not be located in the applicant’s current clinical department.

    For detailed information on the fellowships as well as on the application process please download the following pdf:

    UCCH Research Fellowships 2018

    Applicants are required to present their project proposals at this year’s UCCH Research Retreat in Jesteburg, Lüneburger Heide on September 22/23. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCCH senior scientists and the successful candidates will be announced at the UCCH Research Retreat.

    Deadline for Research Fellowship application, Research Retreat registration and abstract submission is July 28, 2017!

    Online registration for the UCCH Research Retreat is possible at www.uke.de/ucch-research-retreat .

    Contact:

    Dr. Maike Täger ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 57932 , m.taeger@uke.de )

    Dr. Natascha Kömm ( +49 (0) 40 7410 57932 , n.koemm@uke.de )

    Complementary Medicine in Oncology

    The training course "Complementary Medicine in Oncology" deals with general aspects concerning the application of complementary therapy options for the treatment of cancer. The course takes place on Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Renate Wald seminar room (building East 24, 7th floor). Courses are held in German. The 2017 schedule is available in the flyer (for download, in German) below.

    Flyer Complementary Medicine 2017

    Contact:

    Dipl.-Biol. Avin Hell ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 57835 , a.hell@uke.de )

    Continuing Education in Psychosocial Oncology

    To improve psycho-oncological care for cancer patients nationwide the WPO e. V. Heidelberg (Association for Continuing Education in Psychosocial Oncology) offers different curricula for the qualification of psychotherapists and psychologists, physicians, social workers, ministers as well as associated professions in cooperation with the UCCH.

    Further information on subjects, dates and locations of the different curricula is available on the following website (in German):

    WPO website

    Contact:

    Dr. Frank Schulz-Kindermann ( schulzk@uke.de , +49 (0) 40 7410 - 56694 ), Department of Medical Psychology

    Further training and continuing education opportunities for physicians such as the annual UCCH Research Retreat and the UCCH seminar series "Topics in Cancer Research" (topCaRe) are available on the following website:

    UCCH Research / Events

  • Training and Continuing Education for Life Scientists

    UCCH Training Program for Junior Scientists

    "Translational Cancer Research for Junior Scientists" is a training program especially designed for UCCH early-career scientists (doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows with a training background in life sciences) who are particularly interested in translational cancer research. The program's various modules which we offer our participants will provide life scientists with a better understanding of translational cancer medicine and with impulses for possible adaptions of their own current or future research for maximum clinical impact.

    Further information is available on the following website:

    UCCH Training Program

    Contact:

    Dr. Maike Täger ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 57932 , m.taeger@uke.de )

    Dr. Natascha Kömm ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 57932 , n.koemm@uke.de )

    Further training and continuing education opportunities for life scientists such as the annual UCCH Research Retreat and the UCCH seminar series "Topics in Cancer Research" (topCaRe) are available on the following website:

    UCCH Research / Events

  • Training and Continuing Education for Nurses

    General Oncology Nursing Training Program

    In collaboration with the UKE Academy for Training and Career the UCCH offers a 2-year General Oncology Nursing Training Program.

    Further information is available on the following website:

    UKE Academy for Training and Career

    Contact:

    Katja Stuschka ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 52267 , k.stuschka@uke.de ), Dept. of Oncology and Hematology

  • Training and Continuing Education for PhD Students

    Doctoral Theses and PhD Programs

    Medical and life science doctoral theses are offered by all UKE/UCCH departments. Enquiries concerning doctoral theses/open positions have to be addressed to the respective clinic or institution directly.

    Furthermore the Vice Deanery for Research offers a PhD program for both medical students as well as for graduates of life sciences.

    Further information is available on the following websites:

    Medical PhD Program

    Non-medical PhD Program

    Contact:

    Dr. Katrin Klempahn ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 51808 , k.klempahn@uke.de ), Vice Deanery for Research

    UCCH Training Program for Junior Scientists

    "Translational Cancer Research for Junior Scientists" is a training program especially designed for UCCH early-career scientists (doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows with a training background in life sciences) who are particularly interested in translational cancer research. The program's various modules which we offer our participants will provide life scientists with a better understanding of translational cancer medicine and with impulses for possible adaptions of their own current or future research for maximum clinical impact.

    Further information is available on the following website:

    UCCH Training Program

    Contact:

    Dr. Maike Täger ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 57932 , m.taeger@uke.de )

    Dr. Natascha Kömm ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 57932 , n.koemm@uke.de )

    Further training and continuing education opportunities for PhD students such as the annual UCCH Research Retreat and the UCCH seminar series "Topics in Cancer Research" (topCaRe) are available on the following website:

    UCCH Research / Events

  • Training and Continuing Education for Medical Students

    Second Track Oncology

    The integrated model study program iMED of the UKE Medical Faculty includes an elective curriculum (Second Tracks) which represents UKE’s main clinical and research topics in order to enable medical students to explore specific subjects according to their interests and to facilitate their early profile formation.

    During an initial orientation phase (4 semesters) the students get to know different elective modules. For the second specialization phase they have to choose one module which they finally pursue until 9th or 10th semester.

    One of the elective modules is the so called “Second Track Oncology” in which specialists train the students in terms of basic oncological knowledge concerning diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as in terms of clinical and experimental cancer research.

    Contact:

    Prof. Dr. Kai Rothkamm ( +49 (0) 40 7410 - 53593 , k.rothkamm@uke.de ), Department of Radiotherapy and Radiooncology

    Further information is available on the following website (in German):

    Model Study Program iMED