Medical Student Clerkships


Interactive, comprehensive training

The Keck Medicine of USC Department of Radiation Oncology offers four-week elective rotations for Keck Medicine of USC and visiting third and fourth year medical students, in cooperation with Keck School of Medicine of USC.

About the Medical Student Clerkships

Students will be given a rotation schedule designed to provide them with the experience necessary to fulfill the objectives of the clerkship, and will work with each attending physician based on a schedule divided into half-day blocks. The student’s clerkship responsibilities will include attendance at chart rounds, tumor boards and conferences throughout the week. Students will work closely with the radiation oncology residents to prepare for and examine new patients, present new patients to the attending(s), and observe and participate in treatment planning including dosimetry, simulation, and set-up. Students will also be given the opportunity to observe brachytherapy and other procedures as scheduled in the clinic. Each student will be required to give a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation for the residents and attending physicians upon completion of his or her rotation.

Application Instructions and Requirements

Keck Medicine of USC medical students should send their petitions through MedWeb.
Visiting Students (Allopathic, Osteopathic, International) are requested to follow the special application procedures, which can be found on the Keck School of Medicine Visiting Student Clerkships web page.
Petitions for the clerkship will be reviewed by:

Leslie Ballas, M.D.
Director, Student Clerkship Program
Department of Radiation Oncology
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Phone: (323) 865-3050