MED 817-R Inpatient/Ambulatory Care of Leukemia and Leukemia-Related Malignancies, 4 credits

Students will care for up to two patients receiving treatment on the inpatient service, will participate in daily inpatient rounds with the leukemia team, and will participate in the evaluation and care of outpatients with leukemias and related disorders in the outpatient setting under the supervision of the attending physicians.

In the inpatient setting, the student will become familiar with the evaluation and care of acute leukemia patients, management of neutropenic patients, transfusion therapy, evaluation of medical complications of leukemia patients and organization of high-acuity inpatient care.

In the outpatient setting, the student will become familiar with evaluation of abnormal blood counts and management of chronic hematologic disorders including chronic myelogenous leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

In both settings, students will gain familiarity with diagnostic evaluation of the bone marrow, including bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, hematopathology, immunophenotyping, cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics.

An “R” after the module in the class schedule indicates Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as the site. This site is reserved for fourth-year students only.

Students must contact the course coordinator for permission prior to registering.

Prerequisite: MS4 and permission of the department

Modules: A-K

Number of students: 1

Course Director: Naheed Alam, MD

Course Coordinator: Cedrick Ball