Departmental Course: Radiation Oncology

​​Clerkship Coordinator: Jaydee Ocon
Phone: 206.598.4121

Block Calendar:
Your clerkship dates must correspond with the UW SOM 4 week Clinical Schedule. You must start at the beginning of the block(s) and finish at the end of the block(s). There are no exceptions to these scheduled dates.

To Apply:

  1. Complete the VSAS application and upload all supplemental materials to VSAS. No action will be taken on your application until it is complete.
  2. You must meet all eligibility requirements of the Visiting Student Clinical Elective Program.
  3. Availability cannot be given until 6 weeks prior to the rotation start date. Please contact the Clerkship Coordinator with inquires.
  4. Applications must be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the requested clerkship date.
  5. Departments may not "pre-enroll" or hold spaces for potential visiting students, regardless of their intent or qualifications.
You must withdraw at least 6 weeks before your starting date. Fees are non-refundable. All cancellations and changes must be made in writing to the Clerkship Coordinator.


R ONC 695 – Clinical Cancer Management

Total Enrollment: 6
Max Credits: 8
Preceptor: Dr. Ermoian
Prerequisites: Completion of Internal Medicine required third year clerkship, Third or Fourth Year Medical Student standing

We welcome any medical student interested in learning more about the field, regardless of whether s/he has chosen radiation oncology as a career. Rotations are 4-week blocks during which medical students work with our faculty and residents as well as participate in our didactic sessions in a structured manner. For those anticipating applying for radiation oncology residency, it is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the department and get a feel of our residency program.

Participation in the clinical management of patients with cancer, emphasizing a multi-modality approach. Includes clinical assessment, planning of radiation treatment, and follow-up evaluation of patients. Special procedures include three-dimensional treatment planning, implant brachytherapy and intraoperative radiation. Daily teaching conferences with faculty and residents. At the end of the rotation each student is expected to do a presentation at one of the didactic sessions.