Radiation Oncology Undergraduate Education


To understand the role of radiation therapy in multi-disciplinary oncology care; to understand appropriate indications for radiation therapy and the role of radiation therapy in emergencies.
Students will rotate through the department of Radiation Oncology, working one-on-one with our physicians, gaining exposure to oncology topics. Our department conducts all types of radiation treatments, from conventional radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy/ image-guided radiation therapy, high-dose-rate brachytherapy and radiosurgery.

Students will be expected to be in clinic daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (depending on the daily schedule). Exposure will be multi-disciplinary to all oncology sites, and students will also learn basic roles of the different team players (medical oncology, surgical oncology).

The objectives are to understand how radiation therapy is used, and the role in oncology management, with a hope that students will better understand this unique specialty.

This rotation is only available to Delaware Branch Campus students, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University students, and Drexel University College of Medicine students.

Director John Strasser, M.D.
Student Coordinator Elena Foraker
Location Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Duration Usually four weeks, but less if elective on surgery rotation
Students One at a time