Jun 01, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023

SELECT SIMDA - Inpatient Acting Internship-Clinical Oncology

Director Fourth Year Department Courses: Jonathan Eaton, M.D.
Category: Inpatient Acting Internship
Director(s): Gary V. Burton, M.D., gburto@lsuhsc.edu
Administrative Contact: Lisa Locke lwood2@lsuhsc.edu Phone: 675.5671 Room: G-413
Number of Students Per 4 Week Block: 1
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Selective Available During Blocks: All
Non-LSUHSC Students Allowed: No
Course Code: SIMDA
4 Credits

To provide a comprehensive experience in caring for and managing patients with cancer hematological disorders in the inpatient setting.

  1. Students will complete and document in Epic the history and physical exam of each patient assigned to them on the Hematology/Oncology Subspecialty Wards as well as all patient orders and daily progress notes.
  2. Students will perform an H&P on each new patient assigned to them and present the information to their attending.
  3. Students will read about the conditions pertaining to their patients and present a fifteen minute didactic talk twice a week to the attending physician and the Hematology/Oncology ward team about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
  4. Students will attend the weekly Hematology/Oncology grand rounds and the weekly Clinical Management Conference
  5. Students will be present and round with their team every week day and one weekend day each week.

Students must be present every weekday and one weekend day each week. Students are allowed two excused absences during the four week rotation for interviews. These excused absences must be approved by the attending physician. Any additional absences must be approved by the attending physician and the course director and must be made up before the semester is completed. Documentation of such interviews must be provided to the course director. Students will receive an incomplete until such absences have been made up. Make-up days are at the discretion of the course director.

Resources for Learning:
The student is expected to use general reference material such as the Washington Manual of Therapeutics and Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine as well as specialty texts to achieve a basic understanding of their patients’ diseases and their practical management. The resources of the ward team resident, attending physician, Pharm. D., dietician, and consulting physicians should be used routinely to supplement the student’s reading, as well as recourse to journal articles and internet resources as needed.

Participating Faculty: Course Director, Hematology/Oncology Ward Team Attending Physician and Fellows

Texts: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology texts as assigned by Hematology/Oncology faculty

Hands-on Experience: Supervised evaluation and management of patients with cancer or hematological disorders in the inpatient setting

Self-Directed Learning: Focused review of topics directly related to the management of patients seen using the library and online resources.

Students will receive a formative evaluation from the attending physician at the end of the first two weeks of the rotation. Students will receive a summative evaluation by the attending physician at the end of the rotation.

Offered: All