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Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

For further information, please e-mail Dedie.rosales@dchstx.org.

Department: PEDIATRICS
Rotation Title: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Faculty: Cris Johnson, M.D.
Location: Driscoll Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Department
Duration: Minimum - 2 weeks; Maximum - 4 weeks
Number of Students: One
When Offered: All Year
Rotation Hours: Contingent upon physician schedule
Prerequisite(s): 4th Year Status

Goals-The faculty will strive to:


  • Supervise the student in performing the history and physical with attention to the hematologic system.
  • Direct the student in developing a differential diagnosis and laboratory assessment for common anemias, bleeding problems, lymphadenopathy, or possible malignancy.
  • Evaluate peripheral blood smears with the student.
  • Demonstrate the use of clinical research protocols for oncology patients.
  • Encourage reading and Internet research regarding hematology questions.

Objectives-At the end of the rotation, the student will be able to:


  • Perform a thorough history regarding anemia or bleeding problems.
  • Perform a complete physical examination with attention to hematologic system.
  • Initiate the laboratory evaluation of anemia or easy bruising and interpret the results.
  • Identify common red cell and white cell abnormalities on peripheral smears.

Learning Activities:


  • Supervised evaluation of outpatients in the hematology-oncology clinic.
  • Use of the microscope; review the slides of the patients seen and study sets available in the clinic.
  • Directed reading pertinent to the clinic patients.
  • Observation of the use of clinical research protocols for oncology patients.

Learning Resources:


  • Textbooks, collection of journal references
  • Study sets of microscope slides.
  • New referrals and current hematology and oncology patients.
  • Clinic staff, physicians and nurses, available to work with the student.

Evaluation:


  • Clinical Evaluation Form (100%) to be completed by the physician preceptor with whom the student has worked.

Contact Information


For Medical Student Program information please email: Dedie Rosales, Medical Student Coordinator at Dedie.rosales@dchstx.org

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