SU518M.23b

Urologic Oncology

Sites: BWH, DFCI
Director(s): Erik Alexander, Martin Kathrins
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 increasing emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of genitourinary neoplasms has dramatically improved survival rates. This rotation acquaints students with the rapidly changing field of genitourinary oncology, providing a broad basic background for development of a systematic approach to many different tumor systems. The curriculum includes longitudinal exposure to patients with various malignancies; intra-operative exposure to open and minimally invasive urologic surgical procedures; correlation of histopathology with the patient's clinical course; understanding deecision-making, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy; and in-depth seminars covering various urologic malignancies. Involvement in ongoing clinical and laboratory research projects is possible. Night call will vary.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Seminars concerning evaluation of journal articles and basic science lectures are held on a weekly basis.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Exceptional performance in the above mentioned areas for evaluation Honors: Superior performance in the above mentioned areas for evaluation Satisfactory: Average or above-average performance in the above mentioned areas for evaluation Unsatisfactory: Below average performance in the above mentioned areas for evaluation