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Radiation Oncology


The second-year course on the Cellular Basis of Cancer Medicine presented jointly by the Departments of Radiation Oncology and the Division of Medical Oncology introduces the basic principles of radiation treatment. Through lectures and clinical sessions, faculty members present topics such as radiobiology, lung cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and breast cancer.

Elective courses and clerkships are available throughout the students' four years of study. The electives are flexibly arranged on two- and four-week schedules and can be full- or part-time. In addition, two-month summer fellowships are also available for interested students. Because of the one-to-one faculty-to-student ratio, only two or three students can be enrolled in these electives and fellowships simultaneously.

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of other teaching activities and conferences presented jointly by the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Neurology, and Radiology.