Program Coordinator: Mihir Naik, DO
Duration: 4 weeks, Full time
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1

Prerequisite

Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.

Objectives

To describe presentation and patterns of the spread of cancer. To understand the role of the radiation oncologist in the multidisciplinary management of cancer. To develop some knowledge of radiation biology, radiation physics and treatment planning principles

Description

The medical student will work closely with assigned staff physicians and will participate in all aspects of radiation oncology during the rotation. Students will participate in the evaluation of both inpatient and outpatient consultations and will see follow-up patients. They will participate in simulation/localization procedures and will see patients weekly while on treatment. New patient conferences are scheduled three times a week and formal didactic conferences are scheduled weekly. Students will attend the various multidisciplinary conferences and are asked to attend the Cancer Center Grand Rounds as well. Evaluation forms are given to staff members who work with the student. A report will be given to the medical school on request. Students will give a 30 formal presentation to the department during the last week which will be part of their evaluation.

Primarily outpatient, with occasional inpatient consults. Nights, on-call, or weekends are optional.

Evaluation

Evaluations will be distributed by the MSE department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.