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Division of Hematology/Oncology

Resident Information

Our residents experience a three-year residency program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and upon completion are eligible for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Our medical students are integrated into our clinical and didactic experiences which provide them with knowledge of hematologic and oncologic diseases and conditions encountered in practice.   For additional information about available treatments for patients with cancer or blood disorders and our research, visit the Simmons Cancer Institute website.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact John Godwin, MD, one week prior to the start of the rotation.
John Godwin, MD
Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 West Carpenter Street
Faculty:
John Godwin, MD, MS
Krishna Rao, MD, PhD
Robert Mocharnuk, MD
Aziz Khan, MD
Meghna Desai, MD
Cathy Kefer, ANP

EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Residents will develop their competency in evaluating and managing hematology/ oncology patients with the supervision of an attending physician in both inpatient and outpatient venues.

TEACHING METHODS
Division Conferences:
Didactic Conferences
Journal Clubs
Hem/Path Conferences
Multidisciplinary Conferences:
SJH Tumor Board 11:30 AM Every other Tuesday; St. John’s Hospital
Lung Tumor Board 12 PM, Mondays, MMC D228
Breast Center Tumor Board, 12 PM, Wednesdays, Bayliss Building
Rounds:
Daily with attending—average three hours daily

Clinics:
Hem/Onc: Four half-days weekly with attending.
Resident Continuity Clinic as assigned.
Multimodality clinic with surgery ½ day per week.
Breast Center: ½ day per week.

MIX OF DISEASES, PATIENT CHARACTERISTCS and TYPES OF CLINICAL ENCOUNTERS

Breast Cancer Lymphomas
Colon Cancer Head/Neck Cancer
Bladder Cancer Tumors of Unknown Primary
Lung Cancer Myleoproliferative Disorders
Prostate Cancer Von Willebrands/Thrombocytopenia
Myleodysplasias Clotting/bleeding Disorders
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CML) Anemia

PROCEDURES
Procedures Performed:
Bone Marrow Biopsy Lumbar Puncture
Bone Marrow Aspiration Thoracentesis
Peripheral Smear Paracentesis
Histology Review

SERVICES
Inpatient/outpatient
Consults

READING LIST
Harvard Review
Textbook of Hematology, Williams
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Blood
British Journal of Hematology
Cancer
Cancer, DeVita

PATHOLOGIC MATERIAL
Reviewed on a case by case basis with attending physician and pathologist where appropriate to patient care.

METHOD OF EVALUATION
Resident evaluation by standard performance evaluation form, direct observation, and written examination. Resident feedback by written evaluation and face-to-face meeting. Program and faculty evaluation by standard performance evaluation form.

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION BY FACULTY
Residents with little experience in the skills needed will observe and practice physical exam skills under direct supervision of attending physicians, while those with more experience will work with patients in concert with attending physicians.

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