As a teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell medical students receive priority enrollment for this course up to 30 days prior to a proposed start date. Scheduling of visiting students for this elective will occur 30 days prior to a proposed start.
Students will rotate on the Hepatopancreatobiliary Service, where they will contribute to and learn from the care of patients with diseases of the liver, biliary tree, and pancreas. They will scrub in the operating room and participate in daily rounds and conferences. Students will also come to clinic and participate in evaluation of new patients. Course objectives include comprehension of the principles of diagnosis and curative surgical treatment of patients with neoplastic disease, understanding of evolving multidisciplinary treatment and principles for palliation of patients with cancer, and an exploration of the biology and natural history of neoplasia. Students who are so inclined will have an opportunity to undertake a clinical project.
Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations
Students per Module
Maximum of one