Interventional Oncology


This six-week elective experience in interventional oncology is designed to introduce the student to diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative procedures for cancer patients on a busy Interventional Radiology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering. He/she will also attend the weekly outpatient clinic and participate in inpatient rounds. He/she will attend multidisciplinary conferences as well as the weekly VIR fellowship core curriculum meetings. Mentored involvement in an achievable academic or research project is required for Honors evaluation.

Evaluation criteria include attendance, completion of required readings and quality of comprehension, clinical performance in patient care areas (procedure rooms, clinic, inpatient rounds), and a final oral examination.


Six Weeks

Students per Module


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

D (September 26 - October 21)
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)