Medical Student Clerkship Program

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Thank you for your interest in the medical student clerkship program in the Department of Radiation Medicine.

The clinical clerkship in Radiation Medicine is an opportunity to learn the principles of oncology, focusing on how to care for patients who are being treated with radiation from the initial consultation to treatment planning to management of side effects. Students will be expected to be proficient in evidence-based medicine, statistics, and direct patient care. 

OHSU and Stanford are hosting case-based sessions every other week, led by physicians from various institutions. Rad Onc Virtual Education Rotation (ROVER) is a virtual multi-institutional session reviewing patient cases with radiation oncology physicians and discussing treatment options for each patient case. The goal is to review how to treat certain disease-specific cases. Learn more here:

To learn more about rotating with OHSU visit, Visiting Students.

The Department of Radiation Medicine offers RADT 709A, a four-week in-person elective, and RADT 710RE, a two-week virtual elective, for visiting students for the summer and fall of 2021. Learn more about our electives:

               RADT 710RE - VIRTUAL Radiation Oncology Elective

               RADT 709A - Radiation Medicine Elective 

Students participate in the clinical work-up of patients in preparation for radiation therapy as well as in the treatment and follow-up of already treated patients. Assigned reading and participation in all departmental seminars and conferences are also required. 


  • Introduce and have a basic understanding of the clinical and technical basics of radiation oncology
  • Understand the radiation oncology work flow
  • Understand the basic principles of multidisciplinary cancer management
  • Participate in contouring and understanding basics of radiation contouring and treatment planning
  • Introduction to the assessment of a cancer patient
  • Introduction to radiology/imaging principles

If you have any further questions, please email our Education Program Coordinator.