PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Medicine.

PURPOSE: This rotation is designed to allow the student to understand the complex decision making required of a consultant for patients with malignant
and nonmalignant hematologic disorders.

COMPETENCIES: 
-To teach students the proper interpretation of blood smears and bone marrow aspirates.
-To make students familiar with the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities applicable to patients with hematologic disorders.
-To make the students familiar with patients who present coagulopathies, anemia, or platelet disorders.
-To acquaint students with the details of acquired and inherited disorders of blood coagulation and to teach them how to use this information to
diagnose and treat such disorders.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: The student takes part in all activities of the Consultation Service. The diagnosis and management of red cell, white cell, and bleeding disorders is emphasized. Attendance at the hematology clinic of both hospitals familiarizes the student with the long term care of patients with benign and malignant blood disorders. The student takes an active part in weekly hematology conference and prepares discussions relative to the patient management problems seen during the previous week.
   
ASSESSMENT: Students are evaluated by their teaching attending, who observes their performance.  Attendings use the provided UIC College of Medicine's evaluation form which evaluate s the students in terms of medical knowledge, clinical skills, professional behavior, and humanistic qualities.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:Program Number: ELEC 616
Location: UICMC/JBVA
Program Director: David Peace, M.D.
Coordinator:  Patty Cervantes, pbizz@uic.edu
Telephone:
312-996-9424
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 3
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No*
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 8
Laboratory/Independent Study: 3
Outpatient: 6
Inpatient: 13
Total Hours /Week: 30
*Attending runs service

Reporting Instructions: Students should report to 840 S. Wood Street, Suite 820-E, M/C 713 Chicago, IL 60612. Phone: 312-996-9424. Please ask for Patty Cervantes.

KEY WORDS: Hematology


Updated:  9/4/14