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Department of Medicine Elective Catalog Medical Oncology Elective

Medical Oncology Elective

Preceptor: Shella Saint Fleur-Lominy, MD, PhD
Coordinators: Ivelisse Montalvo, Michelle Miranda, Frances Soto,
Telephone: 212-263-6485

Prerequisite: Any One Core Clerkship


Students participate fully in the clinical, educational, and research activities of the Division of Oncology and the Department of Medicine. Students participate in weekly Oncology clinics at Bellevue and New York VA Hospitals and also attend multi-disciplinary Oncology Conferences covering specialty areas such as breast cancer, gynecology, ENT, soft tissue tumors, and lung cancer. Participation in the research programs of the Division will be through the weekly Protocol Planning Conferences, review of research protocols, and participation in the periodic evaluation of clinical trials. In addition, students participate in consultation and care of our patients in the affiliated hospitals under the supervision of an Oncology Fellow and the Attending Physician in Oncology. Individual tutorial arrangements with attending physicians at Tisch Hospital are also available and are structured to provide in-depth discussion of particular clinical problems and to allow students to observe the private practice of oncology.

Objectives of the Elective

During the elective, the students should develop an understanding about the diagnostic work-up and evaluation of patients with more common malignancies including breast cancer, lung cancer, AIDS related malignancies and colon cancer. They should also have a better understanding of psychosocial issues related to cancer patients. They should be involved in evaluation of patients with pain related to cancer and oncologic emergencies.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. Student is expected to attend medical oncology clinic on Monday and Thursday mornings at Bellevue Hospital and the medical oncology clinic on Tuesday mornings at the VA.
  2. The student will be assigned to the work on the Bellevue wards with the oncology fellow and will see in-patient consults with the oncology fellow.
  3. The student is encouraged to present the consults to the oncology attending of the month at Bellevue Hospital.

Didactic Program

Conferences include medical oncology grand rounds on Wednesday and the oncology Management Conference on Friday mornings. Student should also attend weekly rounds with the Bellevue Oncology attending. Attendings are expected to review each consult presented with the students, housestaff, and fellows regarding epidemiology, pathology, diagnostic workup, and physical findings and management decisions.

Method of Evaluation

The students will be evaluated at the Bellevue medical oncology attending of the month who serves as faculty preceptor. An ABIM evaluation form will be filled out for each student.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: 4-week rotation: All Year. 2-week rotation: 2 weeks in October
Report To: Michelle Miranda,
Telephone: 212-263-4689
Students Per Period: 2
Duration: Two or Four Weeks