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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELECT EMEDG - Hematology/Oncology Consult

Director(s): Gary Burton, M.D. 
Administrative Contact: Annie Douglas Phone: 318-813-1016
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Maximum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Non-LSUHSC Students Allowed: Yes, 1 - if space available
Course Code: EMEDG
4 Credits

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

  1. Students will complete and document in Epic the history and physical exam of each patient assigned to them on the Hematology/Oncology inpatient consult service as well as all problem lists and treatment plans.
  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 to the attending physician the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
  4. Students will attend the weekly Hematology/Oncology grand rounds and the weekly Clinical Management Conference and Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.

Students must be present every weekday. Students are allowed two excused absences for interviews during the four week rotation. This excused absence must be approved by the attending physician and course director. Any additional absences must be approved by the attending physician and 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 Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and specialty texts to achieve a basic understanding of their patients’ diseases and their practical management. The resources of the fellows, residents, attending physician 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 Faculty and Fellows

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

Hands-on Experience: Supervised evaluation and management of patients with cancer and hematological problems in the inpatient and  in the outpatient 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 an informal 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