Clinical Hematology (Benign) (M-135)


The elective is designed to provide an introduction to the pathophysiology and management of disorders in benign hematology. The service performs inpatient and outpatient consults for thrombosis, bleeding, platelet abnormalities, and other hematologic disorders. Under the supervision of attending physicians and hematology fellows, the student will function as part of a consultative team participating in hematological diagnosis and therapy. They will be expected to gain proficiency in case presentations, diagnostic and management strategies, and the interpretation of peripheral blood smears. They will also participate in a range of educational activities, such as hematology-oncology grand rounds and small group discussions of the cases of the week.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations



Two week blocks. Four week blocks are unavailable.

Students per Module

Maximum of two

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
E (October 24 - November 18)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)