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Course Type: Clinical Clerkship
Department/Division: Internal Medicine/Hematology
Course Director: Dr. Michael A. McDevitt
Please contact the Course Coordinator for all inquires:
Division of Hematology
Traylor Research Bldg., Room 926
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
Description: This course will provide the student with a broad exposure to clinical hematology. Students will evaluate inpatients and outpatients with a wide range of blood disorders under the direct supervision of the Division faculty. Clinical experience is supplemented by regularly scheduled conferences and lectures. Formal instruction is provided in the preparation and interpretation of blood and marrow slides, performance of bone marrow examination, aspiration and biopsy with unlimited access to the Division's collection of pathology specimens, teaching slides, library and journal collection. Students may also engage in an independent project.
Orientation begins on the first day of rotation. Students should report to Weinberg 4B, at 8:30 a.m., and ask for the Hematology Fellow in charge of the inpatient Hematology consult service.
Availability/Duration: all year; 3 students per half quarter
Prerequisite(s): Basic Medicine Clerkship is strongly recommended but no longer required prior to this course.
Drop Period: 1 month
For more information, see the Medical Student Electives Book