|Medical Education/Survivors Teaching Students|
Medical Education Committee
The Medical Education Committee plays a key role in OGCC/Rhonda’s Club’s efforts to influence the next generation of doctors graduating from medical schools in the greater Washington-Baltimore area. Approximately every six to eight weeks panels of trained speakers organized by the Medical Education Chair of OGCC/Rhonda’s Club present their stories at George Washington, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Medical Schools. The speakers are ovarian and other gynecologic cancer survivors, family members or caregivers and are trained by experienced OGCC speakers.
During these presentations, symptom awareness is emphasized as well as the importance of referring future symptomatic patients to gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic oncologists receive additional specialized training in the treatment of gynecologic cancers which results in increased longevity for patients. Physicians’assistants in training also attend the sessions that are arranged for medical students.