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Undergraduate & Medical Student Rotations

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology offers several different opportunities for interested students. Our team enjoys sharing the wonders of Radiation Oncology and a career dedicated to caring for cancer patients. Please come and see the hidden gem of Radiation Oncology.

Undergraduate students are welcome to shadow our care team and participate in research opportunities.

Medical students are also welcome to apply for a formal clerkship where students will rotate with a diverse array of faculty members and be exposed to various cancer types and treatment technologies.

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.

More Information

CWRU students interested in participating in a rotation in the Department of Radiation Oncology should contact Dejalai Duke and/or Nicholas Zaorsky, MD to learn more.

Medical students need to apply for clerkship using AAMC-VSLO.

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.