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 and oncologic consults.

-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/oncology 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/oncology 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.

To inquire about scheduling this elective, please contact Angie Fanuke, Internal Medicine Sub-I/Elective Coordinator at

Program Number: ELEC 616
Location: UI Health/JBVA
Program Director: Victor Gordeuk, MD
Program Director:
Karine Tawagi, MD
Coordinator: Amanda Rivera
Telephone: 312-996-9424   Fax: 312-413-4131
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 4
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 Amanda Rivera.
Updated: 01/27/22