Young Oncology Academy

Our core initiative to promote young researchers is the Young Oncology Academy, a mentoring program for young oncologists. The program is aimed at residents at the beginning of their medical career with a clear focus on cancer medicine, hematology, radio-oncology, urology, gynecology, pathology or dermatology, who would like to actively contribute to clinical and translational research. 

Insights into clinical and translational research

For almost one year, the participants of the academy are under the guidance of a renowned faculty member. A particular focus lies on providing the young talents with insights into the successful development, management, execution and publication of a clinical trial. As part of the academy, participants also attend the ESMO congress, or the EHA (for hematologists) or ESTRO (for radio-oncologists) congresses, respectively. 

As a member of the academy, you also gain

  • expertise in oncology,
  • presentation skills, 
  • networking opportunities,
  • writing skills, and
  • insights in trial development. 

Call for application

The call for application for the Young Oncology Academy 2021 is open!  Sign up now, the application deadline is January 16, 2021. 

Please send the following documents to tanja.brauen@sakk.ch 

  • Letter of motivation, maximum of two A4 pages
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant, including list of publications
  • Letter of recommendation & commitment by the head of the department, guaranteeing the support of the institution as outlined below

If you have any questions about the program please do not hesitate to reach out to: tanja.brauen@sakk.ch.

Flyer Young Oncology Academy 2020

Curriculum 2020 - Young Oncology Academy

Rules & Regulations - Young Oncology Academy 2020