The Medical Shadow will be assigned to shadow a member of the hematology staff. Tasks within the department will be assigned on a as-needed basis. Students who are on the semester or year program will be assigned either medical or laboratory research in addition to shadowing.
Intern must be pre-med graduate or medical student.
The primary diseases treated in the hematology department of Shaare Tzedek are leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Where relevant, the department works to help patients receive bone marrow transplants, with all coordination done at Shaare Zedek and the transplant itself being performed at other area medical facilities. At any given time, there are about twenty leukemia cases being treated, with that number on the constant rise – including an increasing number of referrals from other area hospitals.
Following Professor Rowe’s appointment, Shaare Zedek was added as a member of the National Cancer Institute in the United States, which was made possible through an affiliation with Northwestern University, a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.