The diseases in hematology range from nonmalignant to malignant with some overlap with the field of oncology. Many of the nonmalignant hematologic disorders occur as a consequence of hospitalization and treatment (i.e., transfusion reactions, venous thromboembolism, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia) and are essential for internal medicine residents to understand. As you will likely treat many patients who have concurrent hematologic malignancies, this guide contains a brief overview of those.
This guide is divided into the following sections:
See the Oncology rotation guide for an overview of common complications of chemotherapy.
For a brief history of hematology, click here.
Rotation Prep was developed by a collaborative team of experts, educators, fellows, and residents including Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellow); Alex Djuricich, MD (NEJM Education Editor); Tem Bendapudi, MD; Ariela Marshall, MD; Alex Herrera, MD; Bhavna Seth, MD; and Hanny Al-Samkari, MD. The content was reviewed by Dan Longo, MD.