OB505M.23

Gynecologic Oncology

Sites: BWH, DFCI
Director(s): Erik Alexander, Ross Berkowitz
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital (23)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The course is designed to provide a sound background, relevant to neoplastic disease in general, in the early detection, diagnosis and management of gynecologic cancer. Weekly clinics will be devoted to early detection of cervical neoplasia and the correlation of clinical cytologic and histologic findings. Students will have an opportunity to actively participate in surgical, radiotherapeutic and chemotherapeutic management of individual patients. Investigative aspects of anti-cancer pharmacology and immunology will be considered.
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.