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Catalog 2016-2017
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2016-2017

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

1 credit

PRIMARY GOALS:

     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

     strenuous rotation.

     The student will be expected to attend all conferences and procedures as required by the course

     director.

     The student will become familiar with the basic practice of radiation oncology.

READING ASSIGNMENTS:

     Coia - Intro to Radiation Oncology (provided)

     Perez - Radiation Oncology (provided during the course)

ASSESSMENT METHODS:

 

     * Knowledge will be assessed through one-on-one physician-student encounters.

     * Professionalism, attendance, and patient interaction will be graded at course completion using a

       numeric scale.

HOURS PER WEEK:   30 to 60 dependent upon case load and procedures.




All

Pass/Fail