The department of radiation oncology welcomes rotating medical students. The goal of the rotation is to introduce students to the role of radiation oncology in the management of patients with cancer. We expect rotating students to improve on their ability to take a focused history and physical examination, particularly with emphasis on the cancer-specific details. We hope that at the end of the rotation, you will have a better sense when radiation may play a role in the treatment of a patient, and when it may not. This requires not only understanding some nuances of radiation oncology, but also about surgery and medical oncology can do, as well as working with other services like pain, nutrition and rehabilitation. The end result is to focus on helping a patient feel and live better. During the rotation, we ask students to prepare a presentation of 30 minutes to be given to the department on a topic of his or her choosing.
For students currently enrolled at the University of Washington, we sponsor rotations designated R ONC 697 as a special elective. We also welcome visiting clerkship students from other institutions. The University of Washington participates in the AAMC’s Visiting Student Application Service. The Department only offers away rotation electives once a student has completed an application through VSAS and it has been approved by the University of Washington School of Medicine. Visiting students should be aware that they are not guaranteed interviews in our residency selection process.
The VSAS website can be found at https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/vsas/
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