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Department: MERAD-Radiology (includes Radiation Oncology)
Course: 501A-Radiation Oncology

Course Coordinator: Dr. Michelle Ludwig
Course Faculty: Dr. Michelle Ludwig
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Completion of both Medicine and Surgery Cores
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval:

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 7a - 5p Inpatient Ward: 0
Night Call: 0 Inpatient consultations: 0
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics: 95
Weekends: 0 Surgery: 5
    Laboratory 0
  Didactic: 0
  Other: 0
Statement of Goals:
The radiation oncology clerkship is designed to give the medical student a close-up view of the intricacies of radiation therapy from the initial consult through the specialized treatment planning and finally to the radiation treatment of the patient. The student will rotation through The Smith Clinic, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.
Learning Activities
The student takes an active part in case presentations and literature reviews. He/she, in all probability, has the opportunity to view one or more of the following procedures: simulations, HDR and LDR, brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and external beam radiation. This clerkship should provide the medical student with a well-rounded overview of the radiotherapy process.
Evaluation Methods
PowerPoint presentation of an interesting case and relevant literature at the end of the month.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
7am, first day of the rotation, Breast Tumor Board conference room, 11th Floor of Baylor Clinic
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Amy Moore
Contact Phone: 713-798-4051
Contact Fax: 713-798-6923
Contact Location: McNair Campus MCHP-A10.124
Address: BCM711
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