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 6 – July 31) (Closed to international students)
B (August 3 - August 28) (Closed to international students)
C (August 31 – September 25)
D (September 28 - October 23)
E (October 26 - November 20)
F (November 23 - December 18)
G (January 4 - January 29)
H (February 1 - February 26)
I (February 29 - March 25)
J (April 4 - April 29)
K (May 2 - May 27)
L (May 30 - June 24) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)
- For any holidays listed, students must consult with the Medical Student Coordinator to determine whether they are released from their responsibilities.
- 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.