Tata Memorial Centre hosts summer school for medical students

With the idea to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes of medical graduates, regarding cancer and to better serve society’s needs Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with Kings College, London in association with Tata Trusts is organising a ‘Summer School in Oncology 2018’ for the undergraduate and post graduate medical students

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For last three years  Tata Memorial Centre has been organising Summer School in Oncology and started with 50 students in the year 2015 and we have reached to 155 from Government and Medical Colleges from Mumbai and all over India

This year, the entire summer school lectures discussions and workshops will be streamed live on social media which will be accessible to all the UG and PG medical student across the country

Dr. Kailash S. Sharma M.D., Director Academics practicing at Tata Memorial Hospital, “This year Tata Memorial Centre has selected 155 undergraduate and post graduate medical students from Mumbai, Government Medical Colleges in Maharashtra, and from outside Maharashtra also. Since cancer is more prevalent in North-East India, the centre has especially selected 28 students from that region for this programme. This novel programme will last for two weeks from May 07 to May 18 with morning sessions of lectures and Multi-Disciplinary management of case discussions followed by afternoon tour to different departments in the hospital to give them practical experience.”

This year the faculty includes 8 eminent oncologists from King’s College London and more than 70 faculty members from Tata Memorial Centre.

This entire 10 days programme will be free of cost to all the 155 students including their stay, food arrangement and transport.

The main emphasis of this course is that on completion of the 10 days programme the medical students will be able to learn epidemiological concepts in relation to common cancers, treatment and importance of preventions and role of screening.

This will help the medical students in learning the basic principal of Cancer Biology, Therapy and Multi-Disciplinary management. At the end of two weeks programme all the students will be evaluated by and essay competition and will be awarded with a certificate jointly by TMC and Kings College, London.

As like every year, Tata Memorial Centre will select 7 meritorious students by their two weeks’ performance and will be offered four weeks training at Kings College London without any cost to them with generous support extended by Sir Ratan Tata Trust Mumbai.

This is the only kind of an Initiative taken by Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai to train future budding cancer specialist with a mission of passion, dedication to better serve the society.