Medical Student Education
We often have third or fourth year medical students from the University of Maryland and other medical schools in the clinic for rotations.
Students can be involved in all aspects of patient evaluation and treatment planning. For more information about setting up a medical student rotation, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Virtual Clerkship Curriculum
Recognizing the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine has launched a Virtual Clerkship in Radiation Oncology. The objective of this curriculum is to provide medical students exposure to nearly all aspects of life as a Radiation Oncologist, while providing an opportunity to directly interact with attendings and residents in our program. Throughout this four week elective, medical students will participate in didactic sessions including weekly resident conferences and one-on-one sessions with the Program Director and Chief Resident. The highlight of the clerkship will be an opportunity for virtual case presentations, contouring reviews and treatment plan reviews. Experience will include introduction to advanced radiation modalities such as proton treatment at our state-of-the-art Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), thermal therapy, and the University of Maryland–developed GammaPod™ stereotactic radiation therapy system for early-stage breast cancer. Students will be assigned to one or two attending-resident pairs on a bi-weekly rotation schedule. Students will also be invited to give an end-of-rotation presentation on a topic of their choice.
For more information about setting up a virtual medical student rotation, please contact Tina Begay Doerer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-328-1677.
The Department of Radiation Oncology, via an Endowment Fund for Academic Excellence in Radiation Oncology, has several scholarship opportunities to be awarded to medical students who attend the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The student must demonstrate a strong interest in Radiation Oncology. The scholarship awards for this program are worth up to $2,500.
University of Maryland medical students who are interested in applying for a scholarship should visit the Office of Student Research for more information.
Medical Student Fellowship and Awards Opportunities
Radiation Oncology Research Award
The Radiation Oncology Research Award is awarded to a third or fourth year medical student who has successfully completed a research project during their second year, third year and/or first semester of their fourth year. The recipient receives a scholarship which will go towards their medical school tuition. The award is given each spring, and the goal is to complete a reserach project that leads to a publication or national presentation.
Radiation Oncology Summer Fellowship
Pictured above, University of Maryland medical student and 2019 summer fellowship award recipient Dahlia Kronfli received a travel award and gave her oral presentation at The Association for Academic Minority Physicians, Inc. (AAMP) Annual Meeting, titled: “Identifying Psychosocial, Demographic, and Economic Disparities for Cancer Patients Undergoing Definitive Radiation Therapy in an Urban Underserved Population.”
First or second year medical students will complete one research project in radiobiology, clinical radiation oncology or physics during a ten week summer project. The goal is for the project to lead to a publication or national presentation. The deadline will be in April.
Radiation Oncology Graduation Award
The Radiation Oncology Graduation Award recognizes a fourth year medical student who has shown excellence in his or her work in radiation oncology and has demonstrated sustained interest in the field of radiation oncology during their medical school training.
UMSOM Summer Research Training Programs Student Research Forum 2018
Hosted by the Office of Student Research
Pictured above left to right: Max An, 2018 Summer Fellowship Recipient; Pranshu Mohindra, MD, MBBS, Associate Professor and Director of Research Internships; Muhammad Hamza, 2018 Summer Fellowship Recipient