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Department: MESUR-Surgery
Course: 514-Surgical Oncology - VAMC

Course Coordinator: Dr. Bindi Naik – Mathuria
Course Faculty: Dr. Daniel Anaya
Elective Location: VAMC
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Surgery Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

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:
This course is located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, the largest VA hospital in the county. You will provide care for inpatient and outpatient surgical cancer patients and learn about the multidisciplinary approaches implemented in the care of surgical cancer patients. After completing this course, the student will be able to: 1. Understand the basic pathology/pathophysiology of surgical cancers. 2. Understand the basics of preoperative workup, operative and postoperative care of patients with surgical cancers. 3. Initiate participation in surgival oncology research projects.
Learning Activities
After completing this course the student will be able to: 1. Complete a concise history and physical on a surgical oncology patient that demonstrates understanding of the workup and treatment of a given cancer (as in Goal 1). 2. Provide basic perioperative care for a cancer patient undergoing surgical resection. 3. Concisely present complex cancer patients at the Multidissciplinary Tumar Board conference and summarize the recommendations in a Tumor Board note.
Evaluation Methods
BCM students will receive an evaluation form from the Registrar’s Office with instructions on the completion and submission process. Visiting elective students should provide the Clerkship Coordinator and or the Visiting Elective Coordinator with a required evaluation form from their institution. If the student does not have an evaluation form, Baylor will provide one and have the student evaluated.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Prior to your first day, please email the course. Attend morning report on the 5th floor of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in room 5B-166. Contact Carol Young (713) 794-8737 or Angel Tillman (713) 791-1414 ext 2207 for badge and computer access prior to the start date of your rotation.
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Ashley Crummedyo
Contact Phone: 713-798-6078
Contact Fax: 713-798-8941
Contact Location:
Address: BCM 404D
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