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ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students 2016: Course Programme

ESMO ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students 2016

Information about the course format and objectives

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.

Through a condensed, high-standard educational programme, we aim to motivate medical students to choose medical oncology as a career. The intention is to attract and engage the brightest and most dedicated students to commit to working in this fast-evolving field to the benefit of cancer patients as ultimate goal.

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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
  • Gastric cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Testicular cancer

Course format

  • Five-day residential course
  • Open to fourth and fifth year medical students
  • Interactive teaching and workshop
  • 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. (Attendance of ALL course lectures/workshops is mandatory.)

Best Student Award

The participant with the highest score at the course exam will be offered the opportunity to participate in the ESMO 2016 congress (a 1000 euro grant will be offered), and to join the Congress Poster Walk for students.

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