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

Course Coordinator: Dr. Arun Nachiappan
Course Faculty: Dr. Steven Carpenter
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: 8 weeks of clinical experience
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval:

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
COURSE IS NOT OFFERED IN JULY AND DECEMBER. The radiotheraphy clerkship is designed to give the medical student a close-up view of the intricacies of radiation theraphy from the initial consult through the specialized treatment planning and finally to the radiation treatment of the patient. The student will rotation with Ben Taub General Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, 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: brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, high dose rate brachytheraphy or Peacock conformal therapy/ This clerkship should provide the medical student with a well-rounded overview of the radiotherapy process.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Becky Baxter
Contact Phone: 713-798-6362
Contact Fax: 713-798-8359
Contact Location:
Address: BCM-360
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