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Medical Oncology at UMMC - MCAC 548

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of Internal Medicine and Surgery Clerkships

Location:

University of Maryland Medical Center
Greenebaum Cancer Center

Description and Goals:

Students will work closely with faculty, residents and fellows in the care of patients with malignant diseases. Students will learn about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, treatment and complications of the most common solid and hematologic malignant neoplasms. Students are assigned to either the Leukemia or Solid Tumor service.

Students will: 

  1. Assist in the care of patients with blood-related malignancies and/or solid tumors,
  2. Develop skills in blood smear interpretation,
  3. Perform and interpret bone marrow examinations,
  4. Become familiar with the role of marrow/stem cell transplantation in the treatment of malignant neoplasms.

Number of Students:

2

Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48

Hours:

Monday through Friday - Yes
Shift work - No
Evenings - Yes
Weekends - Yes
Call – Yes, until 10 pm

Faculty Responsible:

Philip C. Dittmar, MD
410-328-7605
pdittmar@medicine.umaryland.edu  

Administrative Contact:

Theresa Jackson
(410) 328-6070
Fax: (410) 328-0267
tjackson@medicine.umaryland.edu  

Additional Information:

Teaching conferences include Attending Rounds seven days per week, Morning Report (Mondays-Fridays), Ambulatory Medicine Conference on Monday, Medical Grand Rounds and CPC's on Wednesday, and Journal Club. Key faculty of the Department of Medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center and the Chief of the Medical Service at the VA hold a special clinical conference weekly for the student interns. Sub-interns are also welcome to attend all noon resident conferences during the week.

Learning during duty hours will be by preceptor and problem-oriented record keeping. Students will be taught to be skilled in drawing blood, starting IV's, examining body fluids, taking and interpreting EKGs and other laboratory test results required for optimal patient care.

All students electing a medical sub-internship are required to spend at least one month at one of the primary teaching hospitals (University Medical Center, VA Medical Center or Mercy Medical Center). Schedule change requests must be submitted no later than one month prior to the start of the rotation. It will NOT be possible to change a rotation after this time.

 

Last Revision: April 16, 2013