ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students 2015: Course Programme

This educational course on medical oncology is organised by top academic experts in the field of medical oncology in synergy with the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee.

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Course objectives

  • To provide an insight into medical oncology, filling the gap in the medical student’s curriculum
  • To present and discuss clinical cases with a multidisciplinary approach
  • To start a dialogue with the student community through a tailor-made course enhancing and broadening medical students’ education and learning experience

Main topics

  • A practical approach to cancer diagnosis, staging, prognosis and therapy
  • Principles of medical therapy for cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma

Course format

  • Five-day residential course
  • Open to fourth and fifth year medical students
  • Interactive teaching
  • Free online access to educational course material
  • A final ‘test your knowledge’ exam


Benefits of attending

  • A unique opportunity to gain clear insight into the medical oncology field before selecting your specialisation
  • Lectures are designed to ensure interaction between participants and the faculty – enabling you to learn in a more dynamic and stimulating context
  • The format will include several clinical case discussions to put data into perspective for clinical practice
  • Meet, network and discuss with international experts in oncology
  • Share experiences and network with other international students, all focused on identifying their future profession

Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance will be provided to each student at the end of the course.