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ORIoN - Oncology Research Internship


The Oncology Research Internship is an initiative led by motivated residents in the Radiation Oncology department at the London Regional Cancer Program. This program offers medical students an introduction to research through taking a leading role in all the steps of writing an oncology case report and submitting it for publication.

Students must be a medical student at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry for consideration of the Oncology Research Internship. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously participated in an ORIoN session. 

What's Involved?

  • 1:1 resident to medical student coaching and support (with a staff oncologist supervising)
  • Take the lead in all stages of the process including:
    • Conducting the literature review (with support from our oncology librarian, Gabe Boldt)
    • Writing the report
    • Submitting the manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal (publication is not guaranteed)
    • Opportunity to develop oral presentation skills
    • Eligible for "Best Manuscript" and “Best Presentation” awards at the conclusion of the session


  • Application Deadline: April 26, 2024 
  • Session dates: May 2024 to February 2025


  • The chart review will be completed on site at the LRCP over 1-2 visits (flexible)
  • The project can be completed remotely and part-time. Preferred method of communication can be arranged individually with the resident mentor.


Please submit your CV and a short letter outlining why you are interested in this application, and what you hope to get out of the experience (max: 250 words). Applications should be sent to Vivian Tan (PGY- 3 Radiation Oncology Resident) at by the application deadline with the subject heading: "ORIoN Application".


  1. Application deadline | April 26, 2024
  2. Applicant selection and pairing | May 2024
  3. Meet with resident mentor, discuss logistics and create a timeline | June 2024
  4. Complete chart review for case report on site at LRCP (flexible)
  5. Complete literature review, manuscript writing and submission for publication remotely or on site | June 2024 - December 2024
  6. End of session dinner for all participating residents, medical students and supervising staff. Participants will have an opportunity to present their case report. Certificates of completion and awards will be distributed | January 2025

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