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Radiation Oncology - RONC 540

Prerequisites:

None

Location:

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:

2

Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48

Hours:

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

Faculty Responsible:

Pradip P. Amin, M.D.
(410) 328-8995
pamin@umm.edu  

Administrative Contact:

Tina Begay
(410) 328-1677
tbegay@umm.edu  

Additional Information:

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

Last Revision:  July 23, 2013