OB505M.18

Tumor Immunology in Gynecologic Malignancy

Sites: SWRL
Director(s): Ross Berkowitz
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month. Not offered in April
Location: SWRL - Shields Warren Radiation Lab (18)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: This course is designed to provide research experience in molecular biology as it applies to gynecologic oncology. The student will be assigned reading material and will be expected to participate in discussions on recent scientific concepts at weekly laboratory meetings. Research in which the student may participate is centered on molecular biologic studies concerning the pathogenesis of gynecologic malignancy and, in particular, ovarian cancer.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Students are provided reference materials, including current articles, that are related to the management and pathophysiology of gynecologic malignancy. This material emphasizes the relationship between management and basic science and evidence-based medicine data.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Top 5%-10% of students who have rotated through the elective. Consistent honors with distinction in all categories from all evaluators. Honors: Top 80%-90% of students who have rotated through the elective. Consistent honors in all categories from all evaluators. Satisfactory: Top 50%-80% of students who have rotated through the elective. Consistent satisfactory in all categories from all evaluators. Unsatisfactory: Fails to meet the absolute minimum standards expected of a 4th year student with respect to integrity, interpersonal skills, professionalism, communication skills, fund on knowledge, participation and attendance.