Year Four Courses

MED 725 - Clinical Elective in Medical Oncology


Credits: 5


Program Directors:

  • Dr. Harold Harvey


Administrative Coordinator:

Ms. Lynn Kreider (


Contact Information:



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



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



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