The medical student will evaluate and follow hematology and oncology patients, including both clinic and hospitalized patients, and will attend educational conferences in-house.

Educational Objectives:

Essentially, the duties of medical students in Hematology/Oncology are the same of those for a pediatric resident.

At the end of one month's rotation, the student will have learned how to work up a patient with a hematologic or oncologic condition. The student is taught the basic diagnostic and research methods and instrumentation, is exposed to basic laboratory science, and learns hematologic techniques.

The student will devote time to acquiring clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hematologic or oncologic problems as their basic disease process, including acute and chronic anemia, hemostatic disorders, childhood malignancies, and other hematologic conditions.


Medical students and pediatric residents will be responsible for the history and physical examinations on patients assigned to the service and are responsible for determining a differential diagnosis and therapeutic recommendations. Patients admitted to the Hematology/ Oncology service are followed by the resident and the student with the attending staff supervision. The student will have limited and supervised clinical activity, will attend and participate at conferences in basic science and clinical subjects, and is encouraged to review relevant literature.


The standard "Evaluation of Competency" form furnished by the Medical Education Department will be completed at the end of rotation.