ELECT EMEDT - Hematology/Oncology In-Patient Service
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR: Gary Burton, M.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: Colleen Holloman, email@example.com PHONE: 318-813-1431
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSUHSC
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: EMEDT NON-LSUHSC STUDENTS ALLOWED: No
Primary Goals of Elective:
To provide a comprehensive experience in caring for and managing patients with cancer and hematological disorders in the inpatient setting.
1. Students will complete and document in Epic the history and physical exam of each patient assigned to them on the Hematology/Oncology Subspecialty Wards as well as all patient orders and daily progress notes.
2. Students will perform an H&P on each new patient assigned to them and present the information to their attending.
3. Students will read about the conditions pertaining to their patients and present a fifteen minute didactic talk twice a week to the attending physician and the Hematology/Oncology ward team about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
4. Students will attend the weekly Hematology/Oncology grand rounds and the weekly Clinical Management Conference and Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
5. Students will be present and round with their team every week day and one weekend day each week.
Students must be present every weekday and one weekend day each week. Students are allowed two excused absences for interviews during the four week rotation. These excused absences must be approved by the attending physician. Any additional absences must be approved by the attending physician and course director and must be made up before the semester is completed. Documentation of such interviews must be provided to the course director. Students will receive an incomplete until such absences have been made up. Make-up days are at the discretion of the Course Director.
Resources for Learning:
The student is expected to use general reference material such as the Washington Manual of Therapeutics and Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and specialty texts to achieve a basic understanding of their patients’ diseases and their practical management. The resources of the ward team resident, attending physician, Pharm. D., dietician, and consulting physicians should be used routinely to supplement the student’s reading, as well as recourse to journal articles and internet resources as needed.
Participating Faculty: Course Director, Hematology/Oncology Ward Team Attending Physician, Hematology/Oncology Fellows
Texts: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology texts as assigned by Hematology/Oncology Faculty
Hands-on Experience: Supervised evaluation and management of patients with cancer or hematological disorders in the inpatient setting
Self-Directed Learning: Focused review of topics directly related to the management of patients seen using the library and online resources.
Students will receive an informal formative evaluation from the attending physician at the end of the first two weeks of the rotation. Students will receive a summative evaluation by the attending physician at the end of the rotation.
Hematology and Oncology Chapter in a major textbook of Medicine and in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.
Computerized cases will be Assigned.