Date Issued: 07/23/2002
Prior Revision Date: 09/05/2008
Date Reviewed and Revised: 03/02/2009

Hematology/Oncology Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinators: Jaya Juturi, M.D./ Lalan Wilfong, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: All

Length: 4 weeks

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Contact: Hematology/Oncology faculty member you have chosen to rotate with

First Day Time: Contact faculty member a week prior to rotation

First Day Place: Contact faculty member a week prior to rotation

Requirements: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Weekends: 2 weekends a month

Vacation: 1 week either the first week or last week of the month

I. Course Description:

Resident will be working one-on-one with a Hematologist/Oncologist with a busy inpatient and outpatient practice. At the most there will be one resident rotating with the team. The resident will be exposed to a wide variety of hematological and oncological disease. He/she will participate in seeing patients in consultation, following patients on the oncology floor and attending the faculty member's outpatient practice.

II. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education.)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices.


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III.                Methods of instruction:

A)     Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)

Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
Monday Noon Tumor conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Haggar Hall
(Resident must attend 2 per month)
Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Grand Rounds - IM Training Room
Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall
Thursday Multidisciplinary Breast Care Conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Haggar Hall
(1st and 3rd Thursday of each month)

B)     Clinical

Evaluate and treat patients with oncological disease in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Perform histories and physicals. Formulate and carrying out a diagnostic and therapeutic plan and communicate that plan verbally and/or in writing to the patient, the supporting medical team and the consulting physician.