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Electives - Neurology
Neuro-Oncology (NEW for SMD17)
Elective Number: 1705 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Camilo Fadul
Coordinator: Erica Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Duration: 4 weeks
Available: Rotations 1-14 (students should contact Erica Cook to sign up)
Report to: Dr. Fadul
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: 6th Floor, West Complex, Room 6227
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The Neuro-Oncology elective is offered during each four-week rotation during the year. The student will spend time observing and participating fully with the faculty in Neuro-Oncology clinics, consultations, rounds, tumor boards, and peer to peer instruction. Required reading, research, individualized research, and clinical experience will expose students to the typical diagnostic processes and treatment protocols followed in various typical cases. Clinical observation, immersion, listening to patient accounts, and exposure to patients teach to take medical history, enhance physical examination skills, understand different types of diagnostic testing available, taking steps according to protocols to confirm a diagnosis, and develop care management plans for the most frequent Neuro-Oncology problems. Clinics will include exposure to: metastases (brain, leptomeningeal); non-metastatic (neuropathy, dementia, chemo and the brain); brain tumors (anaplastic astrocytoma, anaplastic oligodendrogliomas, general tumors, glioblastoma, low grade gliomas, medulloblastoma, meningioma, neurocytoma, primary Central Nervous System (CNS) lymphoma), and symptom management (glioma care, headaches, brain tumor management, seizures and anticonvulsants).
1) Describe how to diagnose and manage the most frequent and typical Neuro-Oncology