Hematology / Medical Oncology

Program Coordinator: Yehuda Galili, MD
Duration: 4 weeks (Students will need to choose two specialties to rotate in from the following: Hematology, Oncology and Radiation Oncology. They will have 2 weeks in each of these).
Availability: Year-round, except December
No. of Students: 1


Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.


To increase the student’s skill in obtaining a history, performing a physical examination, and interpreting laboratory data pertinent to patients with hematologic and oncologic issues.


Working with a staff member, each student actively participates in the evaluation of patients with a wide spectrum of oncologic diseases. The student works in the out-patient clinic with no night call or weekend call. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation and management of benign hematological problems and malignant diseases. The student expands their skills in physical diagnosis and evaluation / management of patients with suspected or known malignancies or benign hematologic conditions.

The setting for this experience may include the hospital but is primarily an outpatient rotation.

Radiation Oncology


To describe presentation and patterns of the spread of cancer. To understand the role of the radiation oncologist in the multidisciplinary management of cancer. To develop some knowledge of radiation biology, radiation physics and treatment planning principles.


The medical student will work closely with assigned staff physicians and will participate in all aspects of radiation oncology during the rotation. Students will participate in the evaluation of both inpatient and outpatient consultations and will see follow-up patients. They will participate in simulation/localization procedures and will see patients weekly while on treatment. New patient conferences are scheduled three times a week and formal didactic conferences are scheduled weekly. Students will attend the various multidisciplinary conferences and are asked to attend the Cancer Center Grand Rounds as well. Evaluation forms are given to staff members who work with the student. A report will be given to the medical school on request. Students will give a 30 formal presentation to the department during the last week which will be part of their evaluation.

Primarily outpatient, with occasional inpatient consults. Nights, on-call, or weekends are optional.


Evaluations will be distributed by the UME department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.