Children's Minnesota Hematology Oncology Elective
Catalog Description: The focus of this rotation is to increase exposure to pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders. Depending on availability students will have an opportunity to rotate in both hematology and oncology clinics and occasionally on the inpatient service. Medical student will work with the attending to see patients throughout the clinic day. This rotation will provide exposure to a wide variety of disorders including oncology diagnosis (CNS tumors, solid tumors, and hematologic malignancies), vascular anomalies, and hematology diagnosis (bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, cytopenias, congenital anemia and hemoglobinopathies.
Sites: MC: Children's Minnesota - Minneapolis Hospital, 2525 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Required session attendance: N/A
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Monday-Friday, no nights or weekends. Most days are 8:30-5, but depending on interests and assignments some days may start as early as 7:30 (procedures).
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement (arranged or open to student scheduling): Arranged. Email Course Coordinator for details and approval to schedule.
Course Objectives: Students will directly participate in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a wide variety of hematologic and oncologic diagnosis in pediatric patients. By the end of the rotation, the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge of clinical and psychosocial aspects of care for pediatric patients with chronic or life-threatening disorders.
Graded Components: Method for assessment of clinical performance: Medical School MedHub form completion.
Grading Scale: P/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed.
Limited to Student Type: No
Course equivalency: N/A
Related curricular experience:
Course evaluation: MedHub