Clinical Pediatric Neuro-oncology (PEDS-220)


This primarily outpatient elective is offered to medical students with a strong interest in pediatric neurology or pediatric oncology. The elective offers an opportunity for students to gain experience in the evaluation and management of patients with primary pediatric central nervous system malignancies and patients with other pediatric malignancies who develop neurologic complications. Students will work under the direct supervision of the pediatric neuro-oncology attending and will participate fully in all of the seminars and conferences at Memorial Hospital in the pediatric and occasionally adult neuro-oncology departments. In addition, the students will have ample time to present cases at patient management conferences and search the literature about relevant topics. The student will also gain experience in neuroradiology and neuropathology of pediatric brain tumors.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations

Neurology clerkship


One module

Students per Module

Maximum of 1

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

C (August 29 – September 23 (Closed to international students)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)

Elective Program Online Application

International Students must apply by mail. See instructions

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