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Electives - Pediatrics
Elective Number: 2421
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Coleen Druzgal
Designated Signer: Karen Vest, 2709 North Tower (West Complex) 2nd Floor, email@example.com
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: All Rotations
Report to: report on morning of first day of the rotation at 7:45am at 7th floor peds conference room. And, then find peds heme onc inpatient team afterward at 8:30am to start rounds
Time to Report: 7:45am
Place to Report: on 1st day, 7th floor peds conference room
Typical day: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The division consists of four full time faculty,
four nurse practitioners, a social worker, two data managers,
and an education specialist. It is one of the busiest in the department
of Pediatrics. In the outpatient setting we see approximately 50 new
of pediatric cancer each year. We follow approximately 125 patients with
cancer, 70 with sickle cell anemia and 113 with inherited bleeding disorders.
Most of the patients with cancer are treated on or according to national
protocols developed through the Children's Oncology Group (COG) of which
we are a full member. The COG is a large multi-institutional cancer treatment
organization that includes approximately 200 institutions that care
children with cancer. The group seeks to foster a standardized approach
to treatment for patients with uncommon disorders, and seeks to ask
answer specific questions about etiology and therapy.
Supervision: One of the attendings is always on call and available by beeper. All evaluations and treatment of patients on the pediatric hematology/oncology service should be carried out under the direction of the attending.