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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PED 45026 - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Cr Hrs: 6
Session Length: 4 weeks

This is a clinical rotation receiving 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is a full member of the Children’s Oncology Group, seeing 50 new oncology patients annually, and is also the Southeast Tennessee Regional Comprehensive Center for hemoglobinopathies and coagulation disorders. This elective will provide the senior medical student with an immersion experience in outpatient pediatric hematology and oncology. Students will learn diagnostic workup for single and multiple-line cytopenias, lymphadenopathy, coagulation disorders, and childhood malignancies. Students will perform lumbar punctures before attendings provide intrathecal chemotherapy administration, central venous catheter access and care, and bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. Training is given in the interpretation of common findings on peripheral blood smears during patient encounters. Students follow a panel of outpatient hematology and oncology patients on a continuity basis for the 4 weeks of their elective, covering a broad variety of common childhood blood disorders and malignancies.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Chattanooga
Hospital: Erlanger Health System
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of PED-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro - Jennifer.keates@erlanger.org
Spring - Instructor of Record: Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro - Jennifer.keates@erlanger.org
Course Coordinator: 423-778-6217

Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: 11 and 12
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: Yes-Students may be allowed some time off provided they contact the administrator at least 4 weeks prior to the onset of the rotation.

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