ELECT ERAON - Radiation Oncology
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Dr. Lane Rosen PHONE: 318-212-4639
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: Willis-Knighton - Contact Dr. Rosen
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: ERAON
The medical student will be expected to:
*See new consults and participate in follow-up clinics with careful attending supervision.
*Learn basic and introductory radiation planning, physics, and biology.
*Work on a paper or research project with publication intent. (Depending upon interest)
*Attend tumor boards and conferences.
*Become familiar with the latest in radiation technologies.
*Learn how to appropriately discuss malignancy and end-of-life issues with patients.
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS/OBJECTIVES:
This is a serious elective for students interested in a career in radiation oncology or an oncology
branch. Basic radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgical (gynecologic, breast, urologic,
neurosurgical, and head and neck) concepts related to oncology care will be incorporated. The
course will emphasize the role of radiation therapy and multi-disciplinary care and patient
management. Didactic and one-on-one teaching and patient interaction is utilized during this
The student will be expected to attend all conferences and procedures as required by the course
The student will become familiar with the basic practice of radiation oncology.
Coia - Intro to Radiation Oncology (provided)
Perez - Radiation Oncology (provided during the course)
* Knowledge will be assessed through one-on-one physician-student encounters.
* Professionalism, attendance, and patient interaction will be graded at course completion using a
HOURS PER WEEK: 30 to 60 dependent upon case load and procedures.