Sep 18, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
    
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RAD1 4021/F - Introduction to Clinical 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. This is a elective in Radiation Oncology for ONLY medical students who are pursuing Radiation Oncology as a career. Students will function like a resident when at all possible. This will include working the EMR, seeing patients with autonomy under attending supervision, and participating in procedures, departmental meetings, and in teaching activities as directed by the program director. Students are required to know the work-up and staging of each cancer type, how to develop and execute an appropriate radiotherapy plan to treat each cancer type, how to manage acute and late complications, and how to follow the patient after completion of treatment. The student is expected to participate in daily tumor boards and planning clinics. A schedule of all conferences will be provided to the student at the time of the rotation.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: West Cancer Center and Methodist University Hospital
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: David Schwartz
Spring - Instructor of Record: David Schwartz
Course Coordinator: Janet Herriman - jherrima@uthsc.edu - 901-683-0055 x63467

Website: https://www.uthsc.edu/oncology/radiation/
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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