Year Four Courses

MED 724 - Clinical Elective in Hematology

 

Credits: 5

 

Program Directors:

  • Dr. Mohamed Elmongy, MD

 

Administrative Coordinator:

Ms. Linda Nelson (lnelson@hmc.psu.edu)

 

Prerequisites:

Third Year Medicine Clerkship

 

Maximum Number of Students:

2 (HY), 1 (Reading), 1 (Lehigh), 1 (York) and 1 (Harrisburg)

 

When Offered:

All Rotations

 

Length Of Course:

1 month

 

Date/Time/Location:

8:00 a.m.; Room C6606
Hershey, Reading (Dr. Lisa Motz), Lehigh (Dr. Eliot Friedman), York (Dr. Brian Pollack), and Harrisburg (Course Contact: Sandy Newman)

 

Description:

This elective provides supervised clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of hematologic diseases. The fourth year student is responsible to the hematology attending on service for that month and is expected to assist in the evaluation of patients seen in the outpatient clinics, as well as those seen on the inpatient hematology consultation service. After performing a complete history and physical examination, the student presents the clinical findings to the attending physician, confirmation at the bedside, and together with the attending physician, examines relevant peripheral smears, bone marrow preparations, and x-ray studies. The student is expected to attend ward rounds, weekly case conference, lymphoma board, and the combined hematology/oncology conference.

 

Course Objectives:

Familiarity with basic knowledge of various types anemias, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. General information regarding the diagnosis and management of hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders.

 

Additional Information:

Course Specific Requirements: Consult presentation, presentation and discussion of information related to clinical problems encountered conference presentation when applicable.