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RADO 300A. Radiation Oncology Clerkship (SUMC)   S1   Open to Visitors
The Stanford Department of Radiation Oncology welcomes 3rd and 4th year medical students interested in a 4-week rotation. Located in a NCI designated cancer center at the heart of Silicon Valley, our clerkship offers excellent clinical training for the development of future leaders of our field. Each rotation consists of a 4-week block that adheres to the Stanford University School of Medicine rotation schedule. During this rotation, the medical student will be assigned to one faculty member each day with whom he or she will see patients with in clinic. The first two weeks consist of multidisciplinary teams and tumor boards; exposing students to the entire spectrum of radiation oncology. The last two weeks of the rotation will consist of personalized, intensive work with faculty members in fields of interest to the student. Students will attend weekly lectures with the residents on different radiation oncology topics and in addition, will have student specific lectures on general radiation oncology topics such as treatment planning. During the clerkship, students will be expected to work-up patients, perform physical exams, and present cases to faculty. Students will also be exposed to treatment planning, simulations, and treatment deliveries throughout the rotation. At the end of the clerkship, students will be expected to give a 10-minute presentation on a topic of their choosing. For students interested in pursuing additional experience within our department, an advanced elective (RADO 398A) is available following the completion of the first rotation.
Prereq: Med 300A and/or Surg 300A.
Periods Avail: 1-5, 8-12, full-time for four weeks. 3 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: Contact Jessica Frank at (650-724-7673) for time and location.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Erqi Pollom, M.D., MS.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Jessica Frank (650-724-7673;

RADO 398A. Clinical Elective in Radiation Oncology (SUMC)     Closed to Visitors
Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have an in-depth clinical experience in Radiation Therapy, of a quality and duration to be decided upon by the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department of Radiation Oncology to build on the RADO 300A experience. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor’s name and email address to add this clerkship.
Prereq: RADO 300A and permission from the Program Director.
Periods Avail: 1-5, 8-12.
Reporting Instructions: Where: Contact Jessica Frank @ 650-724-7673 for time and location.
Units: 1 to 12     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (varies according to preceptor)
Director: Erqi Pollom, M.D., MS.
Other Faculty: P. Dubrowski and staff.
Coord: Jessica Frank (650-724-7673;

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


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