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T2 Electives


Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

An elective is offered in clinical Pediatric Hematology/Oncology to second year students. The course offering is available to 1 student per session. The sessions are available Monday and/or Thursday mornings (Clinics at Lakeside).

The student is expected to participate for a semester in the elective, which will involve about 1/2 day per week following patients in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic. The students will be mentored by the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology attending physician. Initially, students will see and examine patients in the presence of the attending. As the student becomes more experienced and comfortable, he/she will take histories, do examinations, formulate the assessments and plans and make presentations to the attending physician before the physician sees the patient. Because the majority of patients have chronic illnesses, the student will be able to follow many patients over most of the year. A variety of illnesses are seen such as leukemia, solid tumors, and sickle cell disease, anemia’s and coagulation disorders. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the pathophysiology of these disorders. 

In addition, research projects will be encouraged and available for interested students in the area of basic science / translational / clinical research. We could potentially tailor the elective to individual career interests.

Tammuella Singleton, MD, Course Director
Phone: (504) 606-8830

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112