Four-, Eight or Twelve-Week Session
Mark R. Gilbert, M.D., Chief
The rotation emphasizes the important connection between research and patient care in neuro-oncology. Students participate in inpatient and outpatient evaluation of patients, learn about the conduct of clinical research trials, attend clinical care and research conferences, and participate in weekly clinical and laboratory meetings. Students will participate in the workup, evaluation, and planning of treatment for patients they see.
The elective affords an opportunity to gain an understanding of the techniques of clinical research, as well as experience in the evaluation and treatment of patients with diseases of the CNS. Although laboratory research is closely coordinated with clinical activities in the Neuro-Oncology Branch, the student will not engage in laboratory investigations during this course.
- Prepare trainees to deliver state-of-the-art diagnostic and consultative services in the field of neuro-oncology.
- Introduce trainees to research in neuro-oncology and to inspire them to pursue a lifelong career of academic inquiry.
Selection of Applicants
Applicants will be selected based on review of the student's credentials and cover letter, which should outline their goals for the rotation. Only two students will be allowed at a time. Availability may be limited due to programmatic constraints.
This is a highly-specialized rotation in research neuro-oncology. Only medical students with experience and/or interest in neuro-oncology will be considered and possibly selected, on an occasional basis. Selected students must demonstrate proficiency in English and will be required to have malpractice/liability coverage for the elective period.