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Department of Medicine Elective Catalog Clinical Hematology Elective

Clinical Hematology Elective

Preceptor: Shella Saint Fleur-Lominy, MD, PhD
Coordinators: Ivelisse Montalvo, Michelle Miranda, Frances Soto,
Course Code: 04-15
Tel: 212-263-4689

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.

5. Conferences

Weekly Schedule

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.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: August – June
Report To: Michelle Miranda,
Telephone: 212-263-4689
Students Per Period: 2
Duration: Four Weeks