Clinical Radiation Oncology (RAD-102A)

Department of Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 250 patients daily, in ten therapy suites equipped with high-energy linear accelerators. Oncology patients are treated with radiation alone or with programs integrating surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The department uses state-of-the-art Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in addition to other advanced treatment techniques including an active stereototactic radiosurgery program and Image Guided Radiation Therapy. The department works closely with a large medical physics staff, as well as surgeons and medical oncologists, to accomplish its goals of cancer treatment. Medical students are integrated into the planning, treatment, and follow-through of the patients. As a result, students can expect to gain considerable clinical experience in the area of clinical oncology. Medical students also attend various didactic conferences highlighting the role of radiotherapy in the management of a wide array of cancers. Students will also have the opportunity to research a clinical topic and prepare a formal presentation to the department.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations


Offered (Course module dates)
A (July 7 - August 1) (Closed to international students)
B (August 4 - August 29) (Closed to international students)
C (September 2 – September 26)
D (September 29 - October 24)
E (October 27 - November 21)
F (November 24 - December 19)
G (January 5 - January 30)
H (February 2 - February 27)
I (March 2 - March 27)
J (April 6 - May 1)
K (May 4 - May 29)
L (June 1 - June 26) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)


  1. For any holidays listed, students must consult with the Medical Student Coordinator to determine whether they are released from their responsibilities.
  2. In the Clinical Medicine and Oncology Sub-Internship, students will be expected to take "short call" once or twice during the week in addition to one Saturday and/or Sunday during the four-week elective. No overnight call is taken.
One module
Students per Module
Maximum of two

Elective Program Online Application

International Students must apply by mail. See instructions