Integrating Radiation Oncology Into Undergraduate Medical Education

Mona Arbab, Jordan A. Holmes, Kenneth R. Olivier, Emma C. Fields, Kimberly S. Corbin, Jenna M. Kahn, Richard C. Zellars, Antwione M. Haywood

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Abstract

Cancer is one of the most important public health problems. However, medical education has not advanced at the same rate when it comes to cancer education. Currently, the United States Medical Licensing Examination subject examinations do not cover radiation oncology, prevention, and survivorship planning in its assessment model. Incorporating medical oncology and radiation oncology training into the undergraduate medical education curriculum can have a significant benefit in training future physicians. In this paper, we review current literature and propose some ideas that can help incorporate oncology, and specifically radiation oncology, into undergraduate medical education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100765
JournalAdvances in Radiation Oncology
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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