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:

VA Outpatient Oncology Elective
Elective Director: Jennifer Duff, MD
Brief Description: The Outpatient VA Oncology Elective is a two- to four-week rotation focusing on clinical care of new consults and return patients in the VA clinic. The trainees will be offered a variety of oncology attendings to work with in order to provide exposure to a broad spectrum of malignancies. 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 during the rotation that emphasize board relevant material on common malignancies such as lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer. At the end of the rotation, residents will attend a teaching session to review the answers to the questions.

UF Outpatient Oncology Elective
Elective Director: Karen Daily, DO
Brief Description: The Outpatient UF Oncology Elective is a two- to four-week rotation focusing on clinical care of new consults and return patients in the UF oncology clinic. The trainees will have the opportunity to work with a variety of oncology attendings in order to provide exposure to a broad spectrum of malignancies. The resident will have the opportunity to experience multidisciplinary case discussions to include review of imaging and pathology through tumor board attendance.

Outpatient Hematology Clinics Elective
Elective 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 in the UF outpatient hematology clinic. The resident will participate in new patient consultations and return visits for patients with a variety of hematologic disorders.

UF Inpatient Benign Hematology Consults Elective
Elective 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 and the hematology consult fellow. Trainees will see patients with 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.

UF Inpatient Oncology Consults Elective
Elective Director: Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD
Brief Description: The UF Inpatient Oncology Consults Elective is a two- to four-week elective rotation. During this UF Health inpatient elective, residents will work with an attending oncologist and the oncology consult fellow. Trainees will see patients with a variety of malignancies 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
Elective 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
Elective 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).