The goal of the Sub-Internship in Thoracic Surgery is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and management of Thoracic disease. This internship is designed for a student who has developed an interest in both benign and malignant diseases of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum and thorax. It is offered at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The student will become competent in interpreting diagnostic studies, performing several diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and managing patients pre- and postoperatively. All are integrated into the health care team and serve as subinterns.
Students will work-up new patients, participate in consultations, attend multidisciplinary meetings related to patient care and assist in procedures both in and out of the operating room at the discretion of the faculty. Students will assist during diagnostic procedures and operations. The student will actively participate in various oncology conferences and rounds. Upon completion of the sub-internship, the students will have developed a methodological approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of malignant diseases. The student will feel confident in interpreting diagnostic procedures and understanding a broad spectrum of operative procedures as well as pre- and postoperative care.
The Student Evaluation and Education Committee assigns the grade according to the academic status policies of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Grades for the internship are based on completion of defined goals and clinical evaluations.