INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL RADIATION ONCOLOGY
This four-week clinical elective offers the student instruction and experience in clinical radiation oncology and an introduction to radiobiology and radiation therapy physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology. The student will spend time with faculty members in consultation, examination, treatment, management and follow-up of the particular subgroups of malignant disease managed by the individual physician. The student will attend departmental conferences, treatment planning sessions, radiosurgery planning and treatment, operative radioactive isotope insertions, etc. The student will be introduced to the physics aspects of radiation therapy. The elective is planned so that each student will have the opportunity to obtain an overall view of the field of radiation oncology.