Advertisement

Oncology for medical students:

A European School of Oncology contribution to undergraduate cancer education
Published:April 13, 2007DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctrv.2007.02.005

      Summary

      Worldwide undergraduate cancer medicine is taught in a non-unanimous manner. There are frequent overlaps, omissions and discrepancies in the curricula of different medical schools concerning oncology teaching. Various attempts for possible changes and improvements have been made. Several extra-curriculum teaching programmes have been developed in academic European settings in collaboration with other scientific bodies.
      In this paper, we are analyzing the educational results from 115 medical students – mostly Europeans – who participated in three Oncology Summer Courses (2004, 2005, 2006) organized by European School of Oncology in collaboration with the University of Ioannina.

      Keywords

      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to Cancer Treatment Reviews
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      References

        • Brincker H.
        Undergraduate oncology education in Scandinavia.
        J Cancer Educ. 1988; 3: 97-101
        • Ramakrishnan S.
        • Bolger J.J.
        • Dunn K.S.
        • Neal F.E.
        • Hancock B.W.
        Undergraduate medical teaching in departments of oncology in the United Kingdom: a questionnaire survey.
        J Cancer Educ. 1993; 8: 25-30
        • Notzer N.
        • Abramovitz R.
        Clinical learning experiences of Israeli medical students in health promotion and prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
        Isr Med Assoc J. 2002; 4: 149-152
        • Cellerino R.
        • Graziano F.
        • Piga A.
        • Ghetti V.
        The teaching of clinical oncology in Italian medical schools. A survey among teachers and students.
        Ann Oncol. 1993; 4: 717-721
        • Karamouzis M.V.
        • Ifanti A.A.
        • Iconomou G.
        • Vagenakis A.G.
        • Kalofonos H.P.
        Medical students’ views of undergraduate Oncology education: a comparative study.
        Educ Health (Abingdon). 2006; 19: 61-70
        • Pavlidis N.
        • Robinson E.
        • Geragthy J.
        • Kardamakis D.
        • Costa A.
        Undergraduate education in Oncology in the Balkans and Middle East. The Metsovo Statement, April 4, 1997.
        Ann Oncol. 1997; 8: 1281-1283
        • Junqueira A.C.C.
        Medical student cancer education: experience from project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in other parts of Latin America.
        J Surg Oncol. 2001; 77: 1-4
      1. Medical Oncology Status in Europe Survey (MOSES) Phase II. The ESMO Moses Task Force, September 2006. Available from: http://ww.esmo.org/resources/surveys/moses II_survey/.

        • De Vries J.
        • Haagedoorn E.M.L.
        Evaluation international summer school “Oncology for Medical Students”.
        Cancer Strategy. 1999; 1: 28-32
        • De Vries J.
        • Szabo B.G.
        • Sleijfer D.T.
        The educational yield of the international summer school “Oncology for Medical Students”.
        J Cancer Educ. 2002; 17: 115-120
        • Haagedoorn E.M.L.
        • de Vries J.
        • Robinson E.
        The UICC/WHO-CCCE Cancer Education Project: a different approach.
        J Cancer Educ. 2000; 15: 204-208
        • Pavlidis N.
        • Vermorken J.B.
        • Costa A.
        Oncology for medical students: a new ESO education avenue.
        Ann Oncol. 2005; 16: 840-841
        • Barton M.B.
        • Bell P.
        • Sabean S.
        • Koczwara B.
        What should doctors know about cancer? Undergraduate medical education from a societal perspective.
        Lancet Oncol. 2006; 7: 596-601
        • Smith W.T.
        • Tattersall M.H.
        • Iswig L.M.
        • Langlands A.O.
        Undergraduate education about cancer.
        Eur J Cancer. 1991; 27: 1448-1453
        • Barton M.B.
        • Tattersall M.H.
        • Butow P.N.
        • et al.
        Cancer knowledge and skills of interns in Australia and New Zealand in 2001: comparison with 1990, and between course types.
        Med J Aust. 2003; 178: 285-289
      2. Oncology Education Committee, The Cancer Council Australia. Ideal oncology curriculum for medical schools. http://www.cancer.org.au/documents/Ideal_Oncology_Curric_HI.pdf (accessed May 25, 2006).

        • Gaffan J.
        • Dacre J.
        • Jones A.
        Educating undergraduate medical students about oncology: a literature review.
        J Clin Oncol. 2006; 24: 1932-1939
        • Peckham M.
        A curriculum in oncology for medical students in Europe.
        Acta Oncol. 1989; 28: 141-147
        • Robinson E.
        Undergraduate cancer education around the world.
        Cancer education for undergraduate medical students. UICC, Geneva1994 (p. 1–12)