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Hematology-Oncology Clinic and Consults

LOCATION: Mary Rabb Randolph Cancer Center Clinic and Inpatient Wards of the WVU Hospitals, Morgantown, WV
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


The student will learn about common cancers and benign hematology; incidence, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.  Management of the complications of the treatment and end of life care. It is estimated that 40% of the Americans will get a diagnosis of cancer and 64% of the patients with cancer will survive. It is important for the future doctors to lean about management of common cancers and survivorship issues, whatever career path they choose in the future.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

  1. 80% of the cancer patients are treated as outpatients. Students will have exposure to cancer care in an outpatient treatment setting.
  2. Students will see patients and will discuss the patients with the faculty. The students will make the management decisions after discussing with the supervising attending.
  3. Students will attend all teaching conferences of the HemOnc section, which includes lecture series, HemOnc grand rounds, case conferences, tumor boards, and drug forums. (34 CME type conferences are offered every month in the HemOnc section/cancer center).
  4. Students will attend structured lecture series.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation. Written pre-test and post-test.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Ms. Annorah Cale two weeks prior to rotation start date. acale@hsc.wvu.edu