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Clinical Electives Program: Urologic Oncology

Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions. Four- or Eight-Week Sessions

Rotation Coordinator:
Peter Pinto, MD

Rotation Description
Students may rotate through the Urologic Oncology Service for a minimum of four weeks or a maximum of eight weeks. Students will be expected to do workups for patients on the wards, assist with operative procedures, correlate clinical and laboratory findings on assigned patients, and present patients at ward rounds and weekly X-ray conferences. Students will be participating in outpatient services, patient screening for immunotherapy, and consultation of urologic problems. Students are expected to participate in one clinical project. The teaching program introduces the medical students to the principles of surgical oncology. Although the primary orientation is surgery, the integration of other treatment methods is stressed.

Although laboratory research is closely coordinated with clinical activities in the Surgery Branch, the student will not engage in laboratory investigations of the section during this course. Opportunity for such work is available to postgraduate trainees in the Clinical Associates Fellowship Program.

The rotation is open to third- and fourth-year students. Students interested in coming to the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute during holidays or summer vacations, or at a time when a session is not scheduled, may request special dates on their applications. The same advantages for learning and participating in the work of the branch will be offered during these extra courses.


  • W. Marston Linehan, MD
  • Adam Metwalli, MD
  • Piyush Agarwal, MD
  • Daniel Su, MD
  • Pinto A. Peter, MD

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This page last updated on 11/04/2022

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