Rotations

Clinical training months are divided into monthly rotations. There are three different clinical rotations which have been outlined below. The number of months on the various rotations for each fellow will be determined by the Program Director. The remaining months not assigned to clinical rotations will consist of continuing outpatient clinical responsibilities (continuity clinic), electives in stem cell transplantation, clinical pathology, bone marrow/lymph node reading, blood banking, and/or continuing research projects.

Clinical Rotation 1: Inpatient Ward Service, University Campus

Inpatient
  • Provide timely assessment of Hematology-Oncology service patients coordinating with  the residents/students
  • Assist with the management of the inpatient Hematology-Oncology ward service and have a working knowledge of all inpatients, especially complicated cases
  • Arrange for outpatient follow-up if necessary
  • Perform (or supervise) all necessary procedures
  • Follow-up of pending laboratory tests and communicate them to the patient's primary care physician once patient is discharged
Other Responsibilities

Communicate admissions, discharges and updates with the patient’s outpatient attending.

Clinical Rotation 2: Inpatient Consultation Service, University & Memorial Campus

Inpatient
  • Provide timely assessment of Hematology-Oncology consults patients with or without residents/students
  • Follow-up of inpatients on consults service until issues resolved
  • Arrange for outpatient follow-up if necessary
  • Perform (or supervise) all necessary procedures
  • Follow-up of pending laboratory tests and communicate them to the patient's primary care physician once patient is discharged
Outpatient
  • Daily clinic exercise on rotating basis with faculty in a variety of hematologic and oncologic areas in the outpatient Memorial oncology clinic
  • Arrange timely consult preferably seeing patients in Hematology-Oncology Clinic
  • Arrange for follow-up of patients if necessary
Other Responsibilities
  • Decide (along with attending) which cases from the consult service to present at the Fellows Case Conference (Friday a.m.)

 

Clinical Rotation 3: Bone Marrow Transplant and Leukemia service, University Campus

Inpatient
  • Provide timely assessment of BMT patients with or without residents/students/NPs
  • Assist with the management of the inpatient Hematology-Oncology BMT service and have a working knowledge of all inpatients, especially complicated cases
  • Arrange for outpatient follow-up if necessary
  • Perform (or supervise) all necessary procedures
  • Follow-up of pending laboratory tests and communicate them to the patient's primary care physician once patient is discharged
Clinical Rotation 3: Selective Rotations

A variety of other clinical experiences will be encountered during these rotations including:

  • Clinical pathology rotations
  • Blood banking
  • Radiation oncology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Palliative Care
Other Clinical Responsibilities for all Rotations
  • Respond to prescription refills, patient phone calls, and (if necessary) outpatient evaluation if the patient's primary attending is unavailable.
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