Hematology/Oncology Rotation

Physical Address

Madigan Army Medical Center
Department of Hematology/Oncology
4th Floor, Medical Mall
9040 Jackson Ave
Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Phone: (253) 968-2504

Welcome to the Hematology/Oncology Service:

The Hematology / Oncology Department at Madigan Army Medical Center is proud to offer expert consultative care for a broad range of metastatic solid tumor and hematopoetic malignancies in both the outpatient and inpatient clinical setting. While rotating student will receive exposure to the management of a variety of solid tumor malignancies, lymphomas, leukemias, hypercoagulable, myeloproliferative and red cell disorders, hemoglobinopathies, bleeding disorders and cytopenias. Clinical presentations commonly encountered on the inpatient consultative service include oncologic and hematologic emergencies and complications of chemotherapy. Heavily involved in clinical research, students will receive instruction in the construction and indications for clinical trials as well as the multidisciplinary approach to modern oncology.


Students will perform initial evaluations to include history and physical for all patients evaluated in the outpatient clinic and referred to the inpatient consultative service. Students are expected to present a complete history with pertinent review of systems and focused physical examination, review available radiographic studies and generate a differential diagnosis and basic diagnostic and/or therapeutic plan. The attending physician works with the student to facilitate development of appropriate clinical assessments and plans, and presents relevant case-based information to advance the student’s understanding of the hematologic and oncologic disease process and management.


Informal patient specific teaching and research are viewed as the most important learning opportunity for students. Students are oriented to the service at the beginning of their rotation and receive recent reviews and key articles on common hematology and oncology problems as reference during their rotation. In addition to supplement their clinical and attending teaching time, students are expected to attend morning report and core teaching conference daily.

Patient Characteristics:

Older adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Military (active duty, retired, dependents) and VA beneficiary patients. Patients from a variety of cultures with different ethnicities and socio-economic situations. The demographics of this group are representative of the national population.

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