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Hematology - HEMA 541


Internal Medicine Clerkship


University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

The thrust of the rotation will be to introduce the fourth year student to major disorders of red cells, white cells and platelets as well as disorders of the coagulation system. Experience with frequently encountered hematologic malignancies will also be provided. The student will be expected to evaluate both inpatients and outpatients followed in the Division of Hematology under close supervision of the Hematology attending. Students will also be expected to participate in providing hematologic consultation to other hospital services. Special instruction in cytopheresis, plasmapheresis, and transfusion medicine can be arranged on an individual basis. Instruction will also be provided in the interpretation of bone marrow aspirates and biopsies. Students will also have an opportunity to learn the technique of percutaneous bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. Students may also avail themselves of a number of conferences both of a didactic and patient management nature including the weekly Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds, as well as the weekly Solid Tumor and Leukemia/Lymphoma conferences held in conjunction with the University of Maryland Cancer Center. Topics of interest to students of hematology are also presented frequently at UMCC Grand Rounds. Students may also attend weekly research conferences in various disciplines if they so desire, and may elect to carry on clinical research projects within the Division under the direction of the Hematology faculty.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


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

Faculty Responsible:

Heather Mannuel
(410) 328-2567  

Administrative Contact:

Renee Silver
(410) 328-7225  


Last Revision: April 18, 2013