Clinical Medical Oncology


Exposure to the ambulatory management of cancer patients in the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre (Civic and General Divisions) and to inpatient care in the Division of Medical Oncology.


Students will participate in the clinical evaluation of patients with cancer and learn about the medical management of specific disease sites and symptom complexes. There will be ample opportunity to practice techniques of physical examination, to learn about cancer staging, to observe multidisciplinary interactions and decision-making and to develop skills in interpretation of radiological and other imaging techniques. Students will have opportunities to observe/perform various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. (e.g. bone marrow, pleural aspiration and spinal fluid examination).

Director: Dr. C. Cripps
Location: Ottawa Regional Cancer Centrem, The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
Duration: 2-4 weeks
No. of Students: 1-2 at each elective
Available for: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students

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