Surgical Oncology

LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Jon Cardinal, MD
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 4 students
STATUS: Elective

OBJECTIVES:

The primary objective of the clerkship is to provide the student with exposure to the unique issues as they relate to the cancer patient.  This includes but is not limited to:
(1) Pre and postoperative in patient management (imaging, pathology, laboratory, etc)
(2) Surgical approaches and techniques
(3) Non-surgical adjunctive management
(4) The role of the surgeon in the multidisciplinary approach to cancer patients.
 
Students rotating on this Sub-Internship will be provided an experience with the total management of the surgical/cancer patient, including preoperative and postoperative management, the methods of surgical intervention available, provide exposure to the multidisciplinary approach to care of cancer, and general surgical patients, and to understand surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

METHODS TO ACHIEVE OBJECTIVES:

Students will be responsible for delivery of patient care in both the in-patient by serving as a Sub-intern of the Surgery Service.  The responsibilities will include: (1) following patients on whom they have operated and participating in their post-operative care.  (2) Ward responsibilities will be shared with the resident staff and supervised by the faculty.  (3) Delivery of care in the outpatient setting with by attending scheduled clinics with faculty mentors. (4)  Attendance at Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Conferences. (5) Intraoperative exposure to elective and emergent oncologic operations.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURES AND EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Available in the department.

PRE-ROTATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please contact Dr. Cardinal two weeks prior to rotation start date.
jscardinal@hsc.wvu.edu