Clinical neuro-oncology formal education opportunities for medical students in the united states and canada

Karan S. Dixit, Martin Kelly Nicholas, Rimas Vincas Lukas*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)938-944
Number of pages7
JournalWorld neurosurgery
Volume82
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • Clinical clerkship
  • Medical education
  • Medical schools
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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