Therapeutic Radiology

A flexible program designed to introduce the medical student to radiation oncology. The opportunity exists to become familiar with the biological and physical basis of radiation oncology together with its clinical practice and with ongoing research. The elective offers an unequaled clinical exposure to patients with malignant disease, with 75 to 100 patients treated daily in the department. The student takes part in department conferences, clinics, lectures and individual training sessions.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum-3 students)

Scheduling Restriction: NO ONE IS TO BE SCHEDULED OFF-BLOCK IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY UNLESS DR. ROY DECKER CONTACTS THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS.

Student's Class Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: N/A

Accept Visiting Students: yes - US & Int'l

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the radiation oncology history and complete a history in the medical record for at least 10 patients.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of each cancer patient according to their diagnosis on at least 10 patients. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common care conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform simulation (procedure) on at least 3 patients. (patients/radiographs/biopsy specimens etc.).
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the radiation oncology care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for radiation oncology.
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