Oncology E-Learning Network
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To develop an extensive website, containing archived material and cases, to assist faculty members in teaching postgraduate medical trainees about medical oncology.

Scope and feasibility

The website will be divided into two sections: knowledge and application. In the knowledge section, comprehensive information on breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and commonly encountered agents for cancer treatment will be presented in the form of on-line tutorials. Links to clinical trials and other related references will be provided. In the application section, students will have an opportunity to apply the content that they have learned to practice cases.

Intended audience

The on-line information will be made freely available for download and printing under a Creative Commons license. Ideally, this will allow free use of the material by postgraduate medical trainees at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, as well as by other medical schools around the world.

Potential impact

This website will be used to complement the traditional educational program for postgraduate medical trainees in medical oncology. The traditional program consists of didactic seminars on selected topics in the medical oncology curriculum. Due to time constraints, it is often not possible to discuss each topic in detail. Moreover, although the oncologists have most of the clinical trials or other related references, it is not practical to provide all students with hard copies. Consequently, there is a need to develop an extensive website that will provide one-step access to comprehensive information on medical oncology that students can use for learning support. This will enrich their understanding of the area which will in turn directly impact their delivery of care and ultimately enhance the health of Canadians.

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