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Surgical Oncology Acting Internship

Director: Richard Arenas, MD

Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

This elective provides exposure to the full range of surgical oncology, from outpatient diagnostic evaluation and staging, long-term follow-up, and inpatient primary surgical treatment and palliative measures.  Emphasis will be place on the principles of staging, surgical resection, multimodality care, and clinical research.

Objectives

The student will...

  • identify and appreciate the principles of surgical oncology.
  • learn the importance of tumor staging in the assessment and treatment of cancer patients.
  • learn the fundamentals of multidisciplinary patient care incorporating surgery, medical oncology, and radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer.

TUSM
Course Number

SGN422-BA-W

Duration

4 weeks

Average
Hours per Week

40

Night Call/Weekends

No

Capacity

1 student per Block

Alternate Dates
Available

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

Transportation
Required

No

On-Campus Housing

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine and Surgery Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.