Journal of Cancer Education

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 201–202 | Cite as

‘Walk with Us…’ Student Peer-Mentoring in Interdisciplinary Cancer Education

  • Zainab Al-Maqrashi
  • Yasser Al-Lawati
  • Amira Al-Sadi
  • Malak Al-Wahaiby
  • Ritu LakhtakiaEmail author


‘Walk with us…’ reflects on a series of innovative educational journeys that have offered value addition in cancer education of health professions students. It provides an insight into interdisciplinary peer education through extra-curricular pathways. It taps on student creativity and inspirational techniques in health education that stimulate student-centered learning.


Student-centered education Interdisciplinary education Peer mentoring 



Dr. Ikram Burney, Senior Consultant, Oncology Unit, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman; Dr. Varna Taranikanti, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Dr. Shadia Al-Bahlani, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, for partnering in mentoring the medical and biomedical sciences students.


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© American Association for Cancer Education 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zainab Al-Maqrashi
    • 1
  • Yasser Al-Lawati
    • 1
  • Amira Al-Sadi
    • 1
  • Malak Al-Wahaiby
    • 1
  • Ritu Lakhtakia
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Medicine and Health SciencesSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  2. 2.MBRU College of Medicine, Dubai Health Care CityDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, COM and HSSQUMuscatOman

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