Oct 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
    
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PED1 4107/F - Pediatric Radiation Oncology


Cr Hrs: 3.5, 7
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3.5 or 7 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radiation Oncology elective provides students the unique opportunity to learn about radiation oncology in a world-renown children’s research hospital. During the rotation the students will develop knowledge of the indications for radiation therapy in pediatric patients with malignancies as well as the side effects of radiation therapy in children. The students will also learn about treatment protocols for brain and solid tumors through patient care under the direct supervision of a physician, weekly rounds, and conference attendance. A St. Jude rotation also gives students a better understanding of the acute impact of catastrophic diseases on patients and their families. Medical students are not responsible for evening or weekend call and are generally scheduled Monday through Friday.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerships and RAD1-4021/F

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Thomas Merchant - thomas.merchant@stjude.org
Spring - Instructor of Record: Thomas Merchant - thomas.merchant@stjude.org
Course Coordinator: Jeannie Diaz - jeannie.diaz@stjude.org - 901-595-6385

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: No
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: No



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