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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


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Dr Md 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.

medical education, clinical rotations, hematology

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