Surgical Oncology Mentorship
A mentorship with one surgical oncologist but includes time with other surgeons in the cancer center.
The student will gain familiarity with risk assessment, screening, natural history, surgical treatment, adjuvant therapy, and patient follow-up of the major cancers. The student will also learn about the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, tumor registries, clinical research (ACOSOG, ECOG) and an integrated cancer program.
The student will primarily assist in the care of Dr. Ryan's patients. This will usually include 2 days in the operating room and 2 days in the clinic each week, as well as inpatient rounds and time for discussion of and reflection on the day's patients. 1 or 2 days each week will be spent with other surgeons or cancer providers. The student will be required to attend Surgical Grand Rounds on Monday mornings and the multi-disciplinary Tumor Board each Wednesday afternoon. The student may attend other surgical conferences, hospital conferences, and surgical medical student lectures as will fit into his/her schedule. The student will be given a syllabus to read and discuss over the month.
Critical feedback will be provided by the faculty.
Evaluation will be given by Dr. Ryan through observation of the clinical activities.
Maximum number of fourth year students per month: 1. Housing is provided when available, with the exception of the months of January, June, and July. Night call each Monday. Rotations for 4 weeks available.
Members of the Attending Staff.