Hematology/Oncology Learning Objectives
WELCOME! This site was created in hope to help medical students at the University of Connecticut to learn the MAX Pediatrics hematology/oncology learning objectives. Above are links to topics emphasized by the curriculum. There is more information on this site than you need to know, but I decided to include it since it may help with your understanding of the learning objectives. As outlined in the "medical knowledge" section in MAX pediatrics competencies, students should be able to explain the physical manifestation of disease and evaluation. For each presenting symptom/sign/lab values students should be able to list differential diagnosis and describe an initial plan for diagnostic studies. The presenting symptoms emphasized by the learning objectives that are covered in this web site are bruising, petechia, purpura, pallor or anemia, splenomegaly, abdominal masses, and white/absent pupillary reflex. Additionally, the core topics that stem from these symptoms that are emphasized by the MAX competencies are retinoblastoma, neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, malignancy (leukemias and lymphomas), thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, iron deficiency anemia, thrombocytopenia, ITP, and von Willebrand's disease. For each core condition students should be able to describe the epidemiology, the expected clinical lab/radiographic findings, and initial approach to management.
The use of computer-based instructional technologies has become almost ubiquitous in education, including health professions education. In the spirit of this trend, my goal was to design a website with clinically relevant pediatric cases and information on common learning objective presented in Max pediatrics in reference to hematology/oncology for students to use as a learning aid to fill in the gap between conferences and clinical interactions. I hope that this website will become an invaluable reference for students in their educational experience, and can be referenced not only by students rotating through Max pediatrics but also by students having difficulty with clinical correlation of hematology/oncology.
If there are questions or concerns about this site please feel free to contact me through my UConn email address.
Monique Meyer MS IV
University of Connecticut School of Medicine