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Hematology /Oncology - HEMA 540-U


Internal Medicine Core Clerkship


Union Memorial Hospital

Description and Goals:

During this rotation the medical students will be introduced to clinical approaches in an outpatient hematology/oncology setting. Selected inpatient consults or patient visits are also available. The learners will be given the opportunity to interview and examine the patients and then present and discuss them with the attending. At the end of this rotation, learners should be able to assess, present and discuss oncology/hematology patients and understand the basic concepts in this area including diagnosis, clinical approach and management of cancer and benign hematology conditions. Didactics will also be provided through tumor boards, noon conferences and morning reports.

  • Introduction to oncology workup, diagnosis and management
  • Assessment and management of cancer patients undergoing active treatment or palliation.
  • Introduction to chemotherapy including initiation of chemotherapy and consenting
  • Process, regular follow up visits, prevention and assessment of side effects and their management.
  • Basic principles of cancer survivorship and surveillance.
  • Approach to benign and malignant hematologic diseases and their management.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday-Friday - Yes
Holidays - No

Faculty Responsible:

Mahsa Mohebtash, M.D.
Director of Infusion Center, Hematologist/Oncologist

Administrative Contact:

Janice Robb

Additional Information:

Free offsite parking (shuttle provided)

Last Revision: January 14, 2014