The Department of Oncology at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University was one of the first oncology departments in Canada to offer a dedicated oncology block as a component of clinical clerkship for medical students. In the current format, students are exposed to a variety of clinics, both medical oncology and radiation oncology. Individual students are assigned to a preceptor for one week at a time, and are involved in the day-to-day care of oncology outpatients. Students are also assigned a resident mentor to provide case-based teaching one on one.
Small group teaching sessions allow the students to share what they have learned with their peers. Group discussion and presentations allow for integration of knowledge acquired in the clinics. The oncology clerkship is currently in development as part of the move towards an integrated medical school curriculum, and updated features of the rotation will be made available on this website. Please be sure to also review the Undergraduate Oncology Objectives for the program.
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