Nordic Radiotherapy Diploma Program (NORTHDIP) is a postgraduate educational and training program for clinical oncologists working in Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
The NORTHDIP steering committee was founded in 2022 by the Nordic countries with the aim to develop radiotherapy competence among existing clinical oncologists and to make radiation oncology to an even more attractive part of clinical oncology.
The NORTHDIP initiative also have an ambition to increase the collaboration in research and development between the Nordic countries to create a foundation for future scientific collaborations. The first NORTHDIP course will start in October 2024.
NORTHDIP is a two (2) year advanced training program in radiation oncology for clinical oncologists. At the end of the program the candidate should have scientifically based clinical proficiency in assessing and treating patients that need radiotherapy treatment.
During these two years there will be five spread-out one-week long residential courses, one in each Nordic country, which means that the applicant must be willing to travel and to engage in all five parts of the course during the program. This is important to be able to build the Nordic network of clinical oncologists. The first two days of each residential course (Monday and Tuesday) will include online training which can be performed back in the applicants own country. The next three days (Wednesday – Friday) includes on-site training (= residential course). In collaboration with MVision we also offer participation in an evaluation study that means free access to an online contouring tool where you can get feedback on your target delineation on dummy patients compared to international guidelines. The program is held in English.
Part 1 week 43 2024 (Sweden)
Part 2 week 11 2025 (Norway)
Part 3 week 43 2025 (Finland)
Part 4 week 11 2026 (Denmark)
Part 5 week 47 2026 (Iceland)
Upon entering the program, the candidates will already have completed specialist training in clinical oncology. Specialists that have worked less than five years in the radiotherapy departement will be favored. The aim is to include applicants from both university an non-university hospitals.
30 applicants will be selected to the program; 10 from Sweden, 6 from Norway, 6 from Denmark, 6 from Finland and 2 from Iceland. Each country has a National committee that will decide which candidates in their country respectively that are accepted. If a country does not fill its assigned course places, the Nordic steering committee will chose the most suitable candidate to fill the spot.
Last date to apply April 1st 2024. Date of notification if you are accepted or not: May 3rd 2024.
Contact and Steering group: https://northdip.org/contact
How to apply: https://northdip.org/apply
Additional information about Nordic Radiotherapy Diploma Program (NORTHDIP) training programme can be found at the following link https://northdip.org/