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Surgical Oncology Elective

Provides clinical experience in management of surgical oncology patients, while working as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the surgical oncology service of the Maimonides Cancer Center.


The obejectives of the Surgical Oncology Elective are to ensure the intern develops skills in surgical and medical oncology problem solving, while acquiring knowledge and its application in evaluating patients with oncologic disease. The elective provides broad exposure to operative techniques, clinical research, tumor immunotherapy and an opportunity to develop clinical research and technical skills.

Learning Experience

Work closely with preceptors in the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as a member of surgical team in a primary role, contributing to solution of problems that come up daily in the complex medical and surgical management of patients with gastrointestinal tumors, melanoma, and soft tissue tumors among others. Students will be active participants in weekly multidisciplinary tumor board conferences and will be expected to present patients and discuss treatment options.

Feedback and Evaluation

Daily interaction. Evaluation at the completion of the elective.