PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed their M3 Core Clerkships in Medicine and Surgery.
PURPOSE:The goal of this rotation is to present to the students the broad scope of modern oncology in a coherent fashion to help elect the best approach to the management of cancer patients. During the four weeks of elective rotation the student will utilize the three years of knowledge acquired in Medical School and have hands on training in managing cancer patients.
INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : Students will be involved in evaluating inpatients and outpatients with diagnosis of cancer. X-rays, scans and pathology slides will be reviewed by the student along with the attending. Observation of the attending physician’s evaluation, formulation and recommendation process allows students to gauge their own diagnostic acuity. Patients under treatment will be evaluated for treatment related morbidity and tumor response. The student will also see patients in follow up visits to valuate for delayed side effects of radiation.
Program Number: ELEC 692
Program Director: H.J. Kang, M.D.
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 20
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Total Hours /Week: 40
Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.
Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions.