Clinical Radiation Oncology (RAD-102A)


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



One module

Students per Module

Maximum of four

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

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
C (August 29 – September 23 (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
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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