Medical Student Elective Catalog: PED3-4100/F Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - CHATT

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Keates-Baleiro (


Location:  Children's Hospital at Erlanger
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Note: Student must check with Chief Resident to take this course, (423) 778-8018 or


T.C Thompson Children's Hospital is a full member of the Children's Oncology Group, seeing approximately 50 new oncology patients annually, and is also the Southeast Tennessee regional comprehensive center for hemoglobinopathies and coagulation disorders. This elective will provide the senior medical student with an immersion experience in outpatient pediatric hematology and oncology. Students will learn appropriate diagnostic workup for single and multiple-line cytopenias, lymphadenopathy, coagulation disorders, and childhood malignancies. Students will have the opportunity to become comfortable with lumbar puncture and intrathecal chemotherapy administration, central venous catheter access and care, and bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. One-on-one training is given in the interpretation of common findings on peripheral blood smears during patient encounters. Students will follow a panel of outpatient hematology and oncology patients on a continuity basis for the 4 weeks of their elective, covering a broad variety of common childhood blood disorders and malignancies. The student will attend 8:00 am morning report (schedule permitting) and Grand Rounds, Monday through Thursday. There is no overnight call or weekends required.

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