Sarah Strommer
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: As members of the Oncology clinic team, students will do patient evaluations and followups in the oncology clinics, and participate in oncology conferences. Emphasis is on the clinical evaluation and management of new cancer patients. Special experiences may be arranged upon student request. Night call is not required.


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Site Code

Site Name



Clinics and Surgery Center - Masonic Cancer Clinic, Floor 2

UMMC - East Bank

Students go to both sites 


VA Medical Center


Required session attendance: Does not apply

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Daily morning and afternoon clinics with lectures/conferences on Friday morning.

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives:  

This elective provides a broad, basic exposure to clinical oncology. At the end of this course, the students will be able to:

  • perform adequate histories and physical exams of patients with malignancy;
  • generate a diagnostic differential;
  • order appropriate lab and special tests to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of cancer and its complications;
  • develop an understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer;
  • deal with psychosocial aspects of cancer;
  • identify potential toxicities of and monitor response to treatment programs for patients with malignancy.

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical assessment by attending

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does not apply