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.
Krishna Rao, MD, PhD
Robert Mocharnuk, MD
Aziz Khan, MD
Meghna Desai, MD
Cathy Kefer, ANP
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.
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
Daily with attending—average three hours daily
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
Bone Marrow Biopsy Lumbar Puncture
Bone Marrow Aspiration Thoracentesis
Peripheral Smear Paracentesis
Textbook of Hematology, Williams
Journal of Clinical Oncology
British Journal of Hematology
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.