Should a clinical rotation in hematology be mandatory for undergraduate medical students?
Authors Mandan J, Singh Sidhu H, Mahmood A
Received 5 May 2016
Accepted for publication 20 July 2016
Published 13 September 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 519—521
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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Shakila Srikumar
Peer reviewer comments 4
Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder
Jay Mandan,1 Harmeet Singh Sidhu,1 Adil Mahmood2
1Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK; 2Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, London, UK
Abstract: Clinical rotations form the foundation of medical education. Medical students in the UK are offered conventional rotations such as cardiology, surgery, and psychiatry as part of their undergraduate curriculum, but a rotation in hematology is not currently mandatory. This paper explores the benefits of a compulsory hematology rotation, and suggests recommendations for its implementation in UK medical school curricula.
Keywords: medical education, clinical rotations, hematology
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