Education

Many amethyst centres have educational agreements with institutions to train junior and in-training doctors and physicists. 


Poland

Radiotherapy Centre Amethyst in Krakow systematically cooperates with universities to provide training and education for new specialists and scientists. During May and June 2019, the centre had 17 students studying electroradiology from the Jagiellonian University – Collegium Medicum. They worked in five groups of several people. Their program covered 15 hours of apprenticeship.

“Our rule for apprentices is to work in small groups, because only then can we achieve satisfactory educational results. We want to show students real clinical work, the patient flow process and allow them to get familiar with the equipment. All this must be done under the supervision of an experienced employee. This approach allows students to understand the concept of ​​radiotherapy, and not only learn about the layout of the accelerator keycaps, which can change any time before they start their real work in the profession” says Krzysztof Czaja, the main physicist at Amethyst Radiotherapy Centre in Krakow

Amethyst Radiotherapy Centre in Krakow enjoys a long-standing cooperation with the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.  In 2019, three students from AGH will participate in 4-weeks training at the centre, with 3 other students joining for 120-hours internships.

 

Romania

Radiotherapy Centre Amethyst in Cluj is a centre for resident practice in different specialties: oncology, radiotherapy and clinical pharmacy.

In 2019, 7 residents are part of the team, learning practical aspects of their future jobs with an average of 9 months practice in our facility.
The Physics department has 3 Physics students in practice, with a total amount of 168 hours of practice. A protocol of collaboration was signed between Amethyst Cluj and Babes-Bolyai University – faculty of Physics.
The Cluj centre also have contracts to receive SEP and Erasmus Pharmacy students during summer holidays, where they can learn the functioning of an oncological pharmacy.