The Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology is involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Sheffield.

In Phase 1(a) students may be attached to the unit for their research project. A half day symposium is provided in Phase 1(b) relating to topics where students are introduced to patients with breast cancer and given basic information about the diagnosis and management of this condition.

Miss Wyld lectures to the phase 2 year group on examination of the breast and axillary lymph nodes and is involved in hosting students in clinical attachments in both Phase 2 (introductory to clinical skills) and Phase.

Phase 3(a) students spend part of their time attached to breast services visiting out patients, a multidisciplinary team meeting and theatre as well as receiving instruction on diagnositc radiology, spending time with patients and the breast care nurses. Miss Wyld lectures to the year group on breast cancer management.

Phase 3(b) frequently apply to undertake their options and research projects in the unit and at least one BMedSci project is taken each year in the unit.

The unit is also active in postgraduate education with Miss Wyld involved in both local teaching and training and national and international post graduate lecturing, training and examinations in general surgery and breast surgery.

The unit is also involved in hosting clinical MD and PhD degrees for clinicians.