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My name's Dr Paul Rogers.
I'm a clinical oncologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
I've been here now for seven years.
I began training in 1984 at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London.
It was a five-year programme and at the end of that
I obtained the MBBS exam.
I then went into a general medical job
and after three years achieved the MRCP,
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians.
Following that I then went into a specialist registrar role in oncology
and after three years obtained the FRCR exam
which is the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists.
Following that I then did a three-year programme
specialising in prostate cancer, urological cancers
and chest cancers for my consultant post.
The Royal College of Radiologists is a body that has two faculties.
There is the Faculty of Radiology
which is the diagnostic side of x-rays,
using x-rays to diagnose not just cancers but all sorts of conditions.
Then there is the Faculty of Clinical Oncology
which is involved with the use of x-rays for treating cancers.
That is the faculty to which I belong.
The college basically has a role in terms of defining and governing
the education of trainees.
There is an educational programme and a two-part exam
that all trainees must sit.