College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Career Exploration in Radiation Oncology

Title of Clerkship: M3 Career Exploration Elective in Radiation Oncology

Elective Year(s): Third-Year

Department: Radiation Oncology

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: UTMC

Course Number: RDON 600

Elective Description/ Requirements:
This course is designed to give M3 students the opportunity to explore their career expectations, comparing and contrasting these with a career in Radiation Oncology.

M3 students will spend approximately 2 weeks experiencing the elements of a career in Radiation Oncology. Students will be incorporated into the team, allowing a closer investigation of the student’s’ career expectations including work hours, work settings, required tasks, and work-life balance.  Students should reflect on how their career goals parallel the expectations and demands of a career in Radiation Oncology.

Length of Clerkship: 2 weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Describe their own expectations with regard to the career expectation process and discuss that process with a career advisor. (EPOs: PBL-1, PBL-3)
  2. Demonstrate interest in the career exploration process and discuss how their skills and interests align with the potential specialty choice. (EPOs: PBL-1, PBL-3)
  3. Explain work hours, work tasks, settings, salary, job outlook and work-life balance corresponding to specialties they are considering. (EPOs: PB-2)

Professionalism: Students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Independent Learning
  2. Mentorship
  3. Reflection
  4. Ward rounds
  5. Clinical Experience (ambulatory and/or inpatient)

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Attendance
  2. Participation
  3. Written Reflection

Prerequisites: None

Clerkship Director: Mersiha Hadziahmetovic, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Shelby Clauson
Phone Number: 419-383-5433

Special Requirements: None

ECC Approved
January 2024

Last Updated: 3/4/24