During this one-week internship, participants will gain general knowledge of the various clinical approaches for treating different pediatric malignancies at Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357. The orientation as well as the training include didactic and experiential activities covering fundamentals and basic knowledge that help to prepare the medical students for their upcoming career in pediatric oncology. The students will be a part of our team, which consists of one chief resident, one fellow, and the attending physician.

a) Orientation and hospital tour

  1. To know the history of the hospital, main departments, policies, and some special instructions

b) Inpatient and outpatient pediatric oncology rotations

  1. Learn how to gather information (history taking, physical examinations, and vital signs) and proper clinical assessment of all patients in the hematology, solid, and neuro-oncology departments
  2. Learn and apply basic infection control measures including strict precautions for isolated cases
  3. Recognize common presenting signs & symptoms.
  4. Recognize and learn the importance of the electronic medical system in providing medical care including basic investigations and daily notes
  5. See types of medications given as intravenous fluids, antibiotics, chemotherapeutic drugs, nutrition, and pain management
  6. Recognize varieties of diagnostic labs and imagining used
  7. Realize how ethical behavior, respect, patient privacy, and responsiveness to the needs of patients and families are undertaken
  8. Learn how to communicate with patients/families, colleagues, and other health professionals

c) Emergency

  1. Recognize the most common emergency features presented to emergency room and how to deal in a professional way
  2. Learn how to categorize patients presented to the emergency room according to the severity of the condition using the triage assessment score
  3. Learn how to screen the suspected cases of infectious disease presented to emergency and patient flow for any suspected cases
  4. Learn how to apply smooth patient flow in the emergency to make a safe environment for patients and staff
  5. Gain the role of the clinical pharmacy in emergency and follow the journey of medication from physician order to medication administration for the patient

d) Procedure room and day care units

  1. Recognize the workflow and how oncology procedures (lumbar punctures, intrathecal chemotherapy, bone marrow aspirates, and biopsies) are being done
  2. Learn and apply basic infection control measures utilized in the procedure room and daycare
  3. Know the workflow and chemotherapy given and medical service provided in the daycare

e) Radiology rotation

  1. Types and values of different imaging modalities including X-Ray, ultrasound, CT, and MRI
  2. Role of imaging in diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of oncology patients

f) Clinical and surgical pathology rotation

  1. To gain basic and essential Knowledge of the function of the laboratory in all areas of surgical pathology, laboratory medicine, hematology, microbiology, and virology to understand the role of the lab within the multidisciplinary patient care team
  2. See and understand the hematoxylin and eosin staining and other essential parts of pathology procedures with a common histologic malignant diagnosis
  3. See, understand, and learn how to interpret the main laboratory tests used in common practice

g) Radiation therapy rotation

  1. Recognize the workflow and common indications for radiotherapy in different childhood cancer
  2. Recognize the main complications of radiotherapy
Day9 am – 12 pm12 pm – 1 pm1 pm – 4 pm
1Orientation and hospital tourBreakClinical Pathology
2Inpatient hematology departmentBreakOutpatient hematology clinic
3Procedure room and DaycareBreakRadiation Therapy
4EmergencyBreakSurgical Pathology
5Outpatient solid malignancies and neurooncology clinicBreakRadiodiagnosis

General responsibilities of the medical student

  1. The medical student shall attend all the rotations assigned by the program and conduct themselves ethically and professionally in the care of patients and with hospital staff
  2. The medical student shall follow the bylaws, policies, rules, and regulations of the program
  • Duration: 5 working days and total hours: 6 hours /day
  • Onsite
WavesAvailable dates
Wave 1From 29/01/2023 – 02/02/2023
Wave 2From 05/02/2023 – 09/02/2023

Faculty of Medicine

In order to receive your certificate, you have to attend not less than 80%
• Hard copy for 100 Egyptian Pounds
• Soft copy for free

The fees of the course will be directed towards the treatment of our children.

Course Fees and Registration