Hematology and Medical Oncology

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTORS: Drs. Steven Jubelirer, Arvind Shah, and Sue Warren
DURATION: 2 or 4 weeks
STATUS: Elective


To teach the student:

  1. Multidisciplinary care of patients with hematologic problems and cancer;
  2. Appreciation of pathophysiology of these disorders;
  3. Uses and toxicities of chemotherapeutic agents;
  4. Familiarity with peripheral and bone marrow morphology;
  5. Outpatient/Inpatient Dx and management of oncologic and hematologic problems.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

  1. Students have responsibility for the initial evaluation and management planning of in- patient consults and for presenting them to attending staff. Close follow-up on active patients is expected;
  2. Attendance at 1-3 outpatient clinic weekly;
  3. Instruction in and performance of bone marrow aspirations and biopsy procedures;
  4. Review of blood and marrow morphology with staff;
  5. Selected reading assignments and presentations.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact preceptor prior to beginning of rotation.