C504 Radiation Oncology (Montefiore Medical Center)
**Visiting students must upload their USMLE Step I score report to VSAS in order to be considered for this elective**
Of the three principal modalities for treating cancer, Radiation Oncology is probably the most unfamiliar to medical students. During the first week of this four week elective, we introduce the student to the basic technology of radiation: the linear accelerators, the simulators, the treatment planning computers, the lead alloy block cutting photographs. In the following weeks the student rotates on various attendings' services which feature curative treatment for head and neck cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, early breast cancer, intracavitary insertions of radioactive isotopes for cervix and endometrial cancer, implants of tumors at various sites, at this in addition to the palliation of more advanced disease. The student accompanies residents on inpatient and outpatient consultations, and participates in the work-ups, treatment planning, supervision of set-ups on the machines, and weekly status checks of patients on treatment. Toward the end of the elective the student is asked to present a half-hour talk on a subject in Radiation Oncology or a related field that he or she has investigated. There are ample opportunities for clinical research in our department. All the student needs to bring is enthusiasm.
Keyur Mehta, MD
Contact: Mr. Luke Mark, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-920-5062
First day students meet in Radiation Oncology Department, Yellow Zone, Montefiore Medical Center-Moses Division, 9:00 A.M.