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Radiation Oncology - RONC 540


Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or General Surgery Clerkships


University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

This elective is designed to provide medical students with exposure to the practical aspects of radiation oncology and the management of cancer patients. The students will receive a broad exposure to new patients, patients under treatment, and follow-up cases, participating fully with the staff in their evaluation and treatment. Students will get an opportunity to observe and participate in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery treatments and various Brachytherapy procedures. Exposure to computerized treatment planning using CT and MRI will be available. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a clinical project if prior arrangements with faculty have been made. This is an excellent opportunity to improve physical exam skills, and to get a feel for what the field of radiation oncology has to offer. The bulk of the rotation will be spent at our downtown clinic in Baltimore, however, students enrolled for one month will rotate at one of our community sites (up to one week) at Baltimore Washington Medical Center (Glen Burnie, MD) or Central Maryland Radiation Oncology (Columbia, MD).

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Young Kwok, M.D.
(410) 328-9134  

Administrative Contact:

Tina Begay Doerer
(410) 328-1677  

Additional Information:

Transportation arrangements for community sites are the responsibility of the student.

Students must provide a written statement (200 to 300 word limit) describing their interest in participating in this elective. The written statement will assist the course director in creating the best possible experience for the student. The written statement is to be submitted upon applying to

Last Revision: March 20, 2014