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)
(June 1 - June 26) (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.