Clinical Hematology Elective
Preceptor: Shella Saint Fleur-Lominy, MD, PhD
Coordinators: Ivelisse Montalvo, Michelle Miranda, Frances Soto, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Code: 04-15
Prerequisites: Any One Core Clerkship
On this elective, the student works at Bellevue, Tisch and New York VA Hospitals in the evaluation of clinical hematologic problems. Teaching events include a weekly core lecture, medicine grand rounds, management conference, research seminar, hematology grand rounds, hematology clinic and journal club. The student works closely with Fellows and Attendings and will examine bone marrow smears and learn how to interpret them. A rotation through the Coagulation Laboratory of Blood Bank can be arranged.
Objectives of the Elective
The elective in clinical hematology will give the fourth year student exposure to the diagnosis and management of hematologic diseases in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The student will become familiar with the clinical evaluation of cytopenias, and the staging and treatment of hematologic malignancies, the principles of the treatment of neoplastic diseases and the effective use of the clinical laboratory in managing hematologic disorders. Students should be able to identify normal and abnormal peripheral blood and bone marrow cell morphology. They will be encouraged to perform bone marrow aspirations and biopsies and gain experience in the preparation of these specimens. In addition, through journal club and seminars the students will be introduced to new developments in basic sciences as they relate to hematology.
Key Responsibilities of the Student While on Elective
1. Daily inpatient rounds with the hematology fellow.
2. New Patient consultations.
3. Attending rounds.
4. Outpatient Clinics at the Bellevue and Veterans Administration Hospitals.
Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Medicine Grand Rounds
Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - CI Research Seminar Series
Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Hematology Conference Mgt.
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Journal Club (Select Thursday’s)
Thursday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Core Lectures/HemePath/Board Review
Friday: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm - Hematology-Oncology Divisional Grand Rounds Series
Method of Evaluation
The performance of the students will be assessed based upon their participation in rounds and conferences, preparation of short oral presentations for attending rounds, procedural skills, and consultations.
Months Offered: August – June
Report To: Michelle Miranda, email@example.com
Students Per Period: 2
Duration: Four Weeks