Integrated Clinical Oncology

Brief Description

Provides a multi-disciplinary experience in the principles of diagnosis and management of malignant disease.


Students will gain familiarity with the natural history of cancer, as well as the role of the clinical oncologic specialists from medical, surgical, and radiation disciplines in the management of these diseases. This will enable the student to function knowledgeably and effectively as a provider for patients with these illnesses. Additionally, more general skill will be gained in providing consultation services utilizing the library and internet as a clinical resource.

Learning Experience

The student will primarily assist members of the Cancer Center staff in the daily care of inpatients and outpatients in an integrated setting. Specialty consultations on the medical and surgical services, as well as evaluations of patients in the radiation treatment areas, will be performed under the direction of the faculty. Semi-weekly didactic sessions will be arranged with the student, as well as participation in the weekly Multi-disciplinary Tumor Board, subspecialty Tumor and Pathology Conferences, Grand Rounds and Journal Clubs will be included. A syllabus of reference information will be loaned to each student.


Critical feedback will be provided by the faculty.


Evaluation will be by observation of clinical activities by the staff.


Maximum number of fourth year students per month: 1.  Housing is provided when available, with the exception of the months of June and July.  No automobile is necessary, and there is no night call.  Conferences to be attended: Weekly multi-disciplinary tumor board Medical Grand Rounds subspecialty Pathology conferences ed Surgical Grand Rounds Interdepartmental Grand Rounds, Friday morning Cancer Center Rounds CPC.

Course Director

Dr. James M. Leonardo


Drs. Leonardo, and Eric Bravin (Heme/Onc) Drs. M. Bernadette Ryan and Timothy Campbell (Radiation Oncology).

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