The Rein in Sarcoma Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholar Program began in 2009 and has since had over 55 scholars. The program’s goal is to educate the next generation of medical providers about sarcoma cancers and improve patient outcomes. On September 16, the 2021-2022 scholars participated in a Sarcoma Boot Camp facilitated by leading sarcoma experts. The faculty for the evening included two hematology-oncology physicians, Dr. Randy Hurley from HealthPartners and Dr. Scott Okuno from the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Christian Ogilvie, orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Katie Dusenbery, radiology oncologist, both from the University of Minnesota, also joined.
The Sarcoma Scholar Boot Camp provided intensive education on sarcoma cancers, setting the stage for the rest of their scholar year. As part of their program, the scholars partner with the RIS Red Flags Education Committee and Medical Advisory Board to play an integral part in the educational effort of Rein in Sarcoma to raise awareness of sarcoma cancers. The scholars organize sarcoma lectures for fellow medical students, as well as become actively involved in educational activities geared toward the larger medical community and the general public. They may also participate in weekly sarcoma conferences, research projects, and clinical opportunities. The scholars are supervised by Dr. Kathryn Dusenbery of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Scott Okuno of the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. John Charlson of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
We are so thankful for the time and energy of medical professionals coming together to educate and improve patient outcomes. Thank you speakers, students, and Theresa Nace, University of Minnesota Senior Office/Admin Service Supervisor Radiation Oncology, for your work organizing Sarcoma Boot Camp.