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Hematology/Oncology - HEMA 540–F


Internal Medicine Clerkship


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Description and Goals:

Franklin Square Hospital has the 4th greatest number of cancer patients of hospitals in Maryland with significant numbers of lung, breast, colorectal, melanoma and gynecologic cancers. The students will participate in the initial evaluation of patients with a cancer diagnosis (staging, psychosocial impact of diagnosis), differential diagnosis, general discussions of therapies (multimodality approach), some understanding of how investigational drugs are evaluated, some understanding of clinical trial design, microscopic evaluation of peripheral blood and bone marrow, evaluation of the patient with anemia and other issues. This rotation is primarily in the new FSHC Cancer Institute that sees some 20 patients daily in a model state-of-the-art multidisciplinary oncology center. Consultations on the inpatient unit are also encouraged. It is the expectation that students will attend 2 didactic conferences an hour each per week. Teaching conferences include: daily noon conferences; Medical Grand Rounds; core medical student lectures/presentations.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Stephen Noga, MD
Chief of Hematology

Yvonne Ottaviano, MD
Chief of Oncology

Administrative Contact:

Alicia Taylor
(443) 777-6346
(443) 777-8155 fax  

Additional Information:

Free parking


Last Revision: December 23, 2013