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MED 323A. Trans-Disciplinary Breast Oncology Clerkship (SUMC)

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This one month trans-disciplinary breast oncology clerkship cuts across the relevant treatment modalities and emphasizes interdisciplinary, patient-centered care. Breast cancer is a highly prevalent disease often treated in early stages with medical, radiation and surgical therapies. The student will be in each clinic of these treatment clinics for one day every week, independently work up and discuss patients with assigned faculty, present new cases to the breast tumor board, and subsequently synthesize the visit notes and outpatient letters. At least one day per week, students will choose from additional care activities that shape the patient’s experience, including observation of breast surgeries, wound care visits, radiation dosimetry planning or simulation, chemotherapy teaching or infusion, and medical oncology inpatient rounds. Furthermore, students are encouraged to identify patients with multiple visits that month and follow them across clinics for concentrated continuity. The clerkship offers a unique vantage point to learn about the shared decision-making and coordination of complex cancer care, in addition to the management of general health problems for breast cancer patients. Students further appreciate the longitudinal evolution of the patient’s relationship with their cancer. There will be weekly debrief check-ins and short didactics to optimize the student’s experience.

Any core clerkship.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Stanford Cancer Center CC-2241; Time: 8:30 am.

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Melina Telli, M.D.

Other Faculty

Kari Sreenivasan (650-725-8738), 875 Blake Wilbur Dr. CC-2241.

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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