Clinical Electives Program: Surgical Oncology

Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions. Four-Week Sessions
Note: We do not accept students in July.

Rotation Coordinator:
Jeremy L. Davis, MD

Rotation Description
Third- and fourth-year medical students are invited to apply for this clinical elective rotation through the National Cancer Institute's Thoracic & Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch (TGIB) – Surgery Section for a minimum of four weeks. The goal of this elective rotation is to introduce medical students to the principles of surgical oncology and the conduct of clinical trials, with emphasis on the translation of novel research discoveries into clinical practice.

Students may spend four weeks on either the Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology or Thoracic Oncology service at the NIH Clinical Center, or time on both in the event that they are interested. Students will evaluate and follow new patients. Students are expected to complete work-ups for patients on the in-patient service, assist with operative procedures, correlate clinical and laboratory findings on assigned patients, and present patients at rounds and weekly teaching/management conferences. The TGIB of the National Cancer Institute has a vibrant weekly conference schedule which includes scientific branch seminars, resident teaching conferences, tumor boards, and Morbidity & Mortality meetings. Students will also participate in outpatient clinical activities, patient screening for clinical protocols, and consultations for general surgical patients on other services at the NIH Clinical Center. The student will not engage in laboratory investigations during this elective rotation. Opportunity for such work is available to postgraduate trainees at the NIH accepted for the NCI's Clinical Associates Fellowship Program.

Staff

  • Jeremy L. Davis, MD
  • Jonathan Hernandez, MD
  • Udo Rudloff, MD PhD
  • David Schrump, MD
  • R. Taylor Ripley, MD
  • Chuong Hoang, MD

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