Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
DURATION: 1 month minimum
OFFERED: Intermittently - see VSAS Catalog or Charissa Davis for times not available
STATUS: Elective


  1. Learn how to approach the diagnostic work-up and treatment of hematology and oncology patients in a logical manner;
  2. To recognize the morphology of normal and abnormal cells;
  3. To understand the basic therapeutic principles and chemotherapeutic agents in the care of pediatric oncology patients;
  4. To attain an understanding of the psychosocial aspects of the management of children with fatal diseases.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Active participation in work-up and follow-up on pediatric hematologic and oncologic patients in the wards and in the clinics; daily rounds and slide reviews of patients under treatment; review of teaching slide collections; attendance at, and participation in, hematology conferences; preparation of an in-depth study and report on a topic in pediatric hematology/oncology.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE ROTATION REPORT TO: Suite 104 Medical Staff Building, Women and Children's Hospital at 8:30 AM.