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Medical Students & Undergraduates

Medical Students

UC Irvine School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology welcomes medical students from our home school, as well as from across the United States and abroad. Our program offers: 

  • Observerships: Most department faculty members are available to UC Irvine School of Medicine students for observerships and shadowing opportunities.
  • Research: Many interested medical students have done a variety of basic science or clinical research with our faculty. 
  • Elective rotation (680J Radiation Oncology): For fourth-year medical students (third-year medical students subject to approval) seeking a more in-depth clinical experience, we offer a clerkship rotation in the Department of Radiation Oncology.  The objective is to provide clinical experience with the evaluation and treatment of cancer patients.  A secondary goal is to acquaint the student with the methodologies of modern cancer therapy.  Emphasis will be the methods of application of radiation therapy; both externally (teletherapy) and internally (brachytherapy). 

Check the Course Offering Handbook for more information.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact Education Coordinator Michelle Leung

Undergraduate Students

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers opportunities for UC Irvine undergraduates to learn more about cancer and cancer therapy through the course:

Bio199 Independent Study in Biological Sciences Research:  (1 to 5 per quarter) F, W, S. Individual experimental laboratory or field research under a professor's direction. Required for participation in the Excellence in Research Program. Further information and a booklet describing many prospective projects are available in the Biological Sciences Student Affairs Office. Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 194S and consent of instructor. An abstract form must be filed in the Biological Sciences Student Affairs Office. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

For more information, check the catalogue link and the BioSci Student Affairs site.