Year Four Courses

MED 725 - Clinical Elective in Medical Oncology

 

Credits: 5

 

Program Directors:

  • Dr. Harold Harvey

 

Administrative Coordinator:

Ms. Lynn Kreider (lkreider@hmc.psu.edu)

 

Contact Information:

hharvey@hmc.psu.edu
531-8677

 

Prerequisites:

Third Year Medicine Clerkship

 

Maximum Number of Students:

2 (HY), 1 (Reading), 1 (Lehigh), 1 (York) and 1 (Harrisburg)

 

When Offered:

All Rotations

 

Length Of Course:

1 month

 

Date/Time/Location:

Hershey, Reading (Dr. Lisa Motz), Lehigh (Dr. Eliot Friedman), York (Dr. Brian Pollack), and Harrisburg (Course Contact: Sandy Newman)

 

Description:

The student will spend this rotation on the oncology consult service and be expected to:
1) participate in daily patient rounds with an oncology attending and fellow
2) to share consults with the fellow
3) attend outpatient clinics, new patient evaluations and follow-ups
4) attend didactic sessions and conferences in the division (approx. 5/week)

 

Course Objectives:

Main topics/concepts covered during the elective include:
1. Appreciation of interdisciplinary management of common solid tumors
2. Understanding the principles of supportive care in oncology - especially pain management
3. Learn principles of chemotherapy - mechanisms of action, use and complications

 

Additional Information:

Course Specific Requirements: One (1) assigned topic presentation.

Report To:

Lynn Kreider