Objective To develop an understanding of the availability of the formal clinical neuro-oncology educational opportunities for medical students.
Methods The curriculum websites of all medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education were reviewed for the presence of clinical neuro-oncology electives as well as other relevant data.
Results Ten (6.8%) of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education offer formal neuro-oncology electives. Half are clustered in the Midwest. Forty percent are at institutions with neuro-oncology fellowships. All are at institutions with neurosurgery and neurology residency programs.
Conclusions Formal clinical neuro-oncology elective opportunities for medical students in the United States and Canada are limited. Additional such opportunities may be of value in the education of medical students.
- Clinical clerkship
- Medical education
- Medical schools
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology