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Students will be given a rotation schedule designed to provide them with the experience necessary to fulfill the objectives of the clerkship and will work with each attending physician based on a schedule divided into half-day blocks. The student’s clerkship responsibilities will include attendance at chart rounds, tumor boards and conferences throughout the week. Students will work closely with the radiation oncology residents to prepare for and examine new patients, present new patients to the attending(s), and observe and participate in treatment planning including dosimetry, simulation, and set-up. Students will also be given the opportunity to observe brachytherapy and other procedures as scheduled in the clinic. The elective should arrange with prior approval of the sponsor and advance scheduling at least two months prior.
The Radiation Oncology Clerkship is a required four-week clinical rotation for medical students. A wide range of topics is covered. Students have opportunities to collaborate with clinicians and researchers in the field of Radiation Oncology. The full Weill Cornell Medicine student course catalog is available within the https://learn.weill.cornell.edu/ics. Courses available to the public can be found in the Visiting Elective Course Catalog.
Weill Cornell Medicine uses the Visiting Student Application Services to process applications for fourth-year away electives at U.S. medical institutions. To apply, please submit a VSAS application for your preferred electives and dates. For more information on VSAS, please visit www.aamc.org/vsas or contact VSAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 478-9878. We ask that visiting students do not contact departments or course directors regarding the application process as all electives are processed through the Office of Academic Affairs.
Visiting Students from international medical schools should visit the http://weill.cornell.edu/international/ website and the http://weill.cornell.edu/globalhealth/education/ website for more information.