College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Hematology Oncology Elective – Sandusky AHEC (4 Weeks)

Title of Clerkship: Hematology Oncology Elective – Sandusky AHEC (4 Weeks)

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Sandusky, Ohio

Course Number: MEDI 797

Blocks Available: All, when preceptors are available

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Various Preceptors

Elective Description/Requirements: The student will perform histories and physical exams on inpatients and outpatients, participate in daily hospital rounds, lab and microscope use and interpretation. The student will observe bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of this elective, the student will be able to:

  1. Interview and examine patients with the most common hematologic and oncologic diseases. EPOs: PC-2, PC-3 
  2. Recognize the symptoms and signs of common hematologic and oncologic diseases. EPOs: MK-4 
  3. Describe the indications and establish the diagnostic significance of tests used in the recognition and management of hematologic and oncologic diseases. EPOs: PC-7 
  4. Synthesize the clinical and laboratory information and create a pertinent problem list. EPOs: PC-8 
  5. Analyze the clinical and laboratory data and arrive at a reasonable diagnostic hypothesis. EPOs: PC-8 
  6. Outline plans for the management and treatment of the most common hematologic and oncologic diseases. EPOs: PC-8 

Professionalism: UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Small Group – clinical skills
  2. Interpretation of lab data
  3. Diagnostic tests – use/interpretation
  4. Lecture/media
  5. Independent study
  6. Inpatient rounds
  7. Outpatient rounds

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Attendance
  2. Case presentation
  3. Case write-up
  4. Faculty/resident observation
  5. Narrative

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Christopher Lynn, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator:  Dawn Jagodzinski 
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

AHEC Office Contact: Sophie Aldrich
Phone Number: 1.419.359.5877

Special Requirements: None

Last Updated: 2/20/23