Radiation Oncology Medical Students

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology offers several different opportunities for interested students. Informal observerships can be arranged as requested for students at any level of training. More formal clerkships are designed for students in their 3rd or 4th years.

Course Offering for Medical Students: RAON 4002A Clinical Radiation Oncology

Description and Objective

  1. To acquaint the student with the role of the radiation oncologist in the multidisciplinary management of oncology patient
  2. To have the student develop an appreciation for the biologic behavior of the neoplastic disorders
  3. To allow the student to become familiar with the various modalities available for treatment in radiation oncology


Students will work directly with the attending and resident staff in the evaluation and management of the patients referred to radiation oncology for consultation and treatment. In addition, students will be expected to attend numerous multidisciplinary conferences. The student will be required to present one 20-minute talk on a clinical management topic towards the end of their rotation.

Prerequisite for Course Registration

Completion of core curriculum in Medicine and Pediatrics.

We ask that non-CWRU visiting students DO NOT contact departments directly. If you have any questions, please email the visiting student coordinator, Erin Zawolowycz, at Erin.Zawolowycz@uhhospitals.org.