TRAD 7600

Acting Internship in Radiation Oncology


Hannah Morrone
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

MED 7500, SURG 7550, and a minimum of 2 weeks of Radiation Oncology


Catalog Description: 

The sub-internship is designed to prepare students for their role as a radiation oncology resident. During the rotation, the student should function as a beginning PGY-2 resident under the supervision of an attending physician. The sub-intern will assume primary responsibility for the patients on that attending’s service. The attending will make sure that the workload is commensurate with the sub-intern’s clinical skills, the complexity of the cases and the number of patients on the service. Graduated responsibility will be granted by the supervising attending, based on the students’ performance.

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Site Code

Site Name



UMMC - East Bank


Required session attendance:

  • Weekly treatment planning sessions (Mon & Tues 7:30-8:30AM)

  • Weekly resident didactic sessions (Wed. AM or PM) as assigned

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: 

Monday through Friday; 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please submit a request to schedule using the form linked below.

TRAD Arranged Electives Form

Course Objectives:

  • Take a directed history and physical for a patient referred for radiotherapy.
  • Write a preiliminary radiation prescription and formulate a preliminary treatment plan.
  • Direct the planning session and begin to be able to delineate tumor targets and organs at risk (to be avoided).
  • Work with a dosimetrist, generate a radiation plan.
  • Follow up with a patient every week during radiation to evaluate for side effects.
  • Learn the basics of side effect management.

Graded Components:

  • 10 minute presentation at the end of the rotation.
  • Medhub Evaluation performed by the preceptor.

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: MS4

Course equivalency:  N/A

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation:  MedHub