LOCATION: 9 West and BMT Unit of Ruby Memorial Hospital of the WVU Hospitals, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Michael Craig, MD
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


To introduce students to clinical training in the hospital-based practice of Hematology/Oncologic Medicine, including bone marrow transplant.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Each subintern functions as an intern under the supervision of a resident and attending physician. The subintern is responsible for clinical evaluation of patients admitted to the Medical Oncology Service. Duties include writing admission orders and orders for diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic measures (countersigned by the resident), daily chart keeping, coordinating and communicating with consultant services, and patient education. The student is expected to receive instruction in and performance of bone marrow aspirates and biopsy procedures, spinal tap, thoracentesis and paracentesis. The subintern is an integral part of the Hemonc Ward team and participates fully in patient care.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Clinical evaluation by supervising faculty. Patient and procedure lists evaluated by Department of Medicine Student Committee.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Ms. Annorah Cale two weeks prior to rotation start date. acale@hsc.wvu.edu / (304) 293 - 4229