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Medical Students

Duke offers rotations aimed at giving medical students a wide variety of clinical experiences and dedicated exposure to treatment planning. 

Duke School of Medicine will resume the Visiting Student Program starting with Fall Term 2021. We will follow the AAMC guidelines for application submittal. Students will be able to apply starting April 15th with decisions going out after May 1st. While Duke School of Medicine plans to resume the program in the fall of 2021, if COVID-19 conditions should worsen or conditions dictate that we suspend the program, students will not be allowed to show up even if they have been accepted into one our rotations. Learn more.

 

Duke Medical Student Rotations in Radiation Oncology

Duke students may enroll in 2 week (selective) or 4 week (elective) rotations as offered by the registrars office. Students will rotate at the Duke Cancer Center and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

All students spend time in the treatment planning areas of radiation oncology (CT simulation, dosimetry, treatment delivery). Opportunities are available to participate in radiosurgery and brachytherapy. 

 

Visiting Medical Student Rotations in Radiation Oncology

Visiting students may enroll in a  4 week (elective) rotation at the Duke Cancer Center as offered by the registrars office. Preapproval by the Visiting Student Program is required. 

All students spend time in the treatment planning areas of radiation oncology (CT simulation, dosimetry, treatment delivery). Opportunities are available to participate in radiosurgery and brachytherapy.

 

OPSD PRIME Academy Summer Research Fellowship

Duke Radiation Oncology was excited to participate in the 2021 Office of Physician-Scientist Development's underrepresented in medicine (URiM) summer research fellowship in radiation oncology. Abdul-Rahman Saleh was selected as our first fellow; he will work with Chang-Lung Lee, PhD, in the Lee Lab. He will also gain clinical exposure and participate in planned curriculum, discussion sessions and collaborations with other medical students. 

 

Virtual Oncology Education Opportunities

The purpose of the Virtual Oncology series is to give interested students from across the country an opportunity to learn about some topics in oncology that the average student may not get much exposure to otherwise. Over the 4-part series, a variety of panelists at different stages of their career (faculty, residents and senior medical students) will discuss basic principles of multidisciplinary cancer care, career paths in oncology, health equity as it relates to cancer care, global oncology and types of cancer research opportunities for students. Learn more.