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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SUR1 4041/F - Surgical 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 elective will acquaint students with diagnosis, preoperative workup, staging, and surgical management of cancer. Also emphasized will be the utilization of protocols and combination therapy integrating chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery in the management of cancer patients. Elective will require attendance at weekly tumor conferences at the West Cancer Center, morbidity and mortality conferences, and weekly surgical grand rounds. There are generally 2 full days of clinic for the pre- and post-operative patient experience, and 2 to 2½ days in the OR for operative experience with in-patients at Methodist Hospitals Memphis or Baptist Memorial Hospital. This elective can be structured in one of two ways: 1) the student can be assigned to a specific surgical oncology faculty for the four weeks in a shadowing type capacity; or 2) be assigned to a specific hospital service for the four weeks as part of that surgical oncology team.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Variable
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of (SUR1-3001/F or SUR2-3001/F or SUR3-3001/F or SUR4-3001/F)

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Martin Fleming - mflemin6@uthsc.edu
Spring - Instructor of Record: Martin Fleming - mflemin6@uthsc.edu
Course Coordinator: Courtney Bishop - cbishop@uthsc.edu - 901-448-8370

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation

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