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Electives - Hematology/Oncology
Hematology/Oncology - Salem
Elective Number: 1610 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Edgar Castillo D’Andreis / Dr. Cengiz Inal
Rotation Location: Building 2A, room 1A-1010
Designated Signer: Clerkship Director or Attending on Duty
Evaluation should be given to: Attending on Duty
Duration: Maximum open, Minimum 4 weeks
Available: all Rotations
For Orientation, Report to: Linda Ferguson-Saunders or Brenda Casinger, Medical Service Student Coordinators
Time to Report: 1:00 pm
Place to Report for Orientation: Building 143 C1-56; room 1EF-115 or 1EF-116
Typical day: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 2
Course Description: This elective offers the student an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of problems in Hematology and Oncology in the setting of a community hospital. The student will evaluate all Hematology and Oncology consultations and review the data, including peripheral blood smear and bone marrow, with the resident and attending on the service. The student is expected to follow the patients during their hospital stay and follow-up ambulatory visits after discharge. Attending rounds are held on all weekdays and the Hematology Clinic meets five afternoons a week. There are no night or weekend call or weekend rounds. The emphasis of this elective will be teaching the morphology of blood cells, evaluation of patients and understanding the pathophysiology of common hematologic/oncologic disorders. The student will participate in the subspecialty conferences available: Tumor Board: Tuesday at 3 p.m., Bldg. 143.
A thorough knowledge of growth and differentiation of normal hematopoietic progenitor cells is desirable. To aid the student in gaining experience in Medical Oncology and Adult Hematology the curriculum emphasizes formal instruction in: