Resident Electives

The Division of Hematology & Oncology offers several electives for University of Florida Internal Medicine Residents who wish to gain more exposure to the field of hematology-oncology.

Elective options for UF housestaff include:

Outpatient Oncology Elective
Course Director: Jennifer Duff, MD
Brief Description: The Outpatient Oncology Elective is a two- to four-week rotation focusing on clinical care of new consults and return patients in clinic. The trainees will be offered a variety of oncology attendings to choose to work with at UF and VA clinics that provides a broad spectrum of malignancies and can be tailored to their personal interests. The resident will see patients in clinic comprised of new consultations and return visits for newly diagnosed or established patients with malignancies. Residents will complete two case-based learning modules per week while on elective that emphasize board relevant material on common malignancies such as lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer. At the end of each week, they will attend a teaching session to review the answers to the questions.

Outpatient Hematology Clinics Elective
Course Director: Molly W. Mandernach, MD, MPH
Brief Description: The Hematology Clinics Elective is a two- to four-week rotation focusing on clinical care of new benign hematology consults and return patients in clinic. During this outpatient elective, residents will work with a variety of benign hematology attendings at both UF and at the VA. The resident will participate in new patient consultations and return visits for patients with a variety of hematologic disorders.

UF Health Benign Hematology Consults Elective
Course Director: Marc Zumberg, MD
Brief Description: The Hematology Consults Elective is a two- to four-week elective rotation. During this UF Health inpatient elective, residents will work with an attending hematologist. Trainees will see a variety of non-malignant hematologic disorders and serve as part of the consultation team. Consultations typically come from the medical and surgical services. Residents do not take call during this elective.

VA Hematology-Oncology Consult Elective
Course Director: Jennifer Duff, MD
Brief Description: The Hematology and Oncology Consultation Service at the VA Malcolm Randall Center is a two- or four-week elective rotation. The service is run by a VA Heme/Onc attending. Residents will work with the first- and second-year hematology-oncology fellows in the workup of new hematology and oncology inpatient consults and follow-up of hospitalized patients on the consult service. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the VA first-year oncology fellow clinic clinic. Residents do not take call during this rotation.

Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic Elective
Course Director: Maxim Norkin, MD, PhD
Brief Description: The outpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic Elective is a two-week elective at UFHealth. Residents will work with faculty who specialize in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for a variety of hematologic malignancies. Trainees will see patients in the pre- and post-transplant setting.

 

For further information regarding resident electives for University of Florida medicine residents, please contact the Division of Hematology & Oncology Education Director, Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP (merry.markham@medicine.ufl.edu).