Catalog Description: This rotation will involve the opportunity to directly learn about diagnosis and management of classical and malignant hematology disorders in both inpatient and outpatient setting. The student will act as a subintern with initial responsibility to conduct history and physical exams on hospitalized patients for whom hematology consultations have been requested. The patients will be discussed with the fellow and attending at rounds and the student will be responsible for writing the consultation note. The student will also do follow-up visits and notes as needed. The student will also have the opportunitity to see new and return outpatients in the hematology clinic. Emphasis will be placed on case-based learning. A number of weekly hematology/oncology teaching conferences are held. This course is designed for students considering internal medicine as a career, but is also valuable for students interested in pathology, anesthesia, family medicine or surgery.
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Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 8:00am-6:00pm, no weekends or overnight call
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling
This elective reviews for the student the fundamentals of hematology diagnosis and treatment, including blood count abnormalities, disorders of coagulation, and hematologic malignancies. The course will acquaint the student with the clinical and laboratory aspects of hematology and aid in:
- acquisition of skills in history taking, chart review, and physical examination of the patient with complex hematology disorders.
- gaining familiarity with specific laboratory tests used to evaluate blood count abnormalities, bleeding and clotting disorders, and malignancies, including peripheral blood morphology review.
- develop oral presentations skills of complex patients.
- formulating a differential diagnosis and treatment plan.
- develop skills in writing a clear, comprehensive consult note with useful assessment and recommendations.
- practice interacting with the primary team and other consultants.
- Clinical assessment by faculty on patient presentations, notes, and end of rotation presentations on a hematology topic of student's choice.
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Limited to Student Type: No
Course equivalency: N/A
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