College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Inpatient Hematlogy/Oncology - UTMC

Title of Clerkship: Inpatient Hematology/Oncology ‐ UTMC (2 weeks)

Elective Year(s): Fourth

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical 

Clerkship Site: The University of Toledo Medical Center and/or ProMedica Toledo Hospital

Course Number: MEDI736

Blocks Available: All

Number of Students per Block: 1

Faculty: Roland Skeel, M.D., , Danae Hamouda, M.D. and various Toledo Clinic Physicians; Rex Mowat, M.D., Mehmood Rashid, M.D. & Richard Phinney, M.D.

Elective Description / Requirements:

This elective is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and attitude required to diagnose and manage hospitalized patients hematologic and oncologic disorders

Length of Clerkship: 2 weeks

Educational Course Objectives: After completing the rotation, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe laboratory procedures. EPOs: PC-7
    1. peripheral blood smear
    2. type and cross match blood
    3. tests used to evaluate hemostasis
    4. principles of flow cytometry
    5. basic principles of DNA testing
  2. Describe the most common causes of the following. EPOs: MK-3
    1. anemia
    2. thrombocytopenia
    3. bleeding disorders
    4. thrombophilic states
  3. Describe common manifestations of common cancers. EPOs: MK-5
    1. lymphoma
    2. colon
    3. breast
    4. prostate
  4. Discuss how to approach end of life care palliative of pain. EPOs: MK-8
  5. Discuss common chemotherapies and their pharmacologic characteristics. EPOs: M-7
  6. Demonstrate how to conduct literature searches and use evidenced based medicine in oncology & hematology. EPOs: PBL-4, PBL-5, PC-10
  7. Describe how to manage oncologic emergencies include: Tumor lysis syndrome, Hypercalcemia. EPOs: PC-9
  8. Describe general cancer terms. EPOs: MK-5, MK-6
    1. remission
    2. adjuvant
    3. neoadjuvant
  9. Describe principles of radiation oncology. EPOs: PB-6

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. Inpatient rounds Case write‐ups
  2. Clinical case presentations/discussions
  3. Diagnostic tests – use/interpretation Independent study
  4. Interpretation of lab data
  5. Lab – Pathology
  6. Lecture – Small group activity
  7. Mentored clinical practice
  8. Residency program/department conferences
  9. Teaching rounds

Evaluation Methods Employed:

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

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Christopher Lynn, M.D.

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

Special Requirements: None


Last Updated: 10/17/22