OB505M.18

Tumor Immunology in Gynecologic Malignancy

Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Sites: SWRL
Directors: Berkowitz, Ross Stuart
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
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.
Learning Goals:
Learn about the role of molecular biology in the understanding of the pathogenesis of gynecologic malignancy and, in particular, ovarian cancer.
Participate in molecular biologic experiments related to the understanding of the pathogenesis of gynecologic malignancy.
Learn developing concepts in molecular biology that may provide new insights in the understanding of the origins and biology of gynecologic malignancy.
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.
Evaluation:
Students are evaluated by observing their participation in assigned projects and laboratory meetings.
Grade Criteria:
High Honors:
Top 5%-10% of students who have rotated through the elective. Consistent high honors 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.
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