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How to Increase Medical Student Interest in Hematology

Scott D. Gitlin, M.D., FACP

University of Michigan

American Society of Hematology

Hematology Course Directors’ Workshop

December 5, 2010


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When do students/trainees decide which specialty they

will pursue?

> Birth

> High school

> Undergraduate

> Medical School

- preclinical

- clinical

> Residency

> Fellowship


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What influences a student’s/trainee’s career path decision?

> What their mother or father does/did

> Experiences

- school projects

- research projects

- shadowing

- interactions with physicians

> Intellectual stimulation

> Mentor

> Is it fun

> Television shows (i.e. image)

> Money

> Lifestyle


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Medical Students decision?

First intense interaction with a Hematologist is likely with

the Hematology Course Director

- Other faculty for a more limited time

What can get a medical student interested in a Hematology

career?

> Personal experience (self, family member, friend) with disease

> Intellectually interesting content

> Enthusiastic Course Director and faculty

> A sense that they will be able to master the content

> Appreciation of the significance of Hematology in health

and disease

> Recognition of the career opportunities available

> Others


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Hematology Course Directors decision?

  • You are the “first” contact that many students have with a

    • Hematologist

  • You are in a position where you can influence a student’s

    • Interest in Hematology

  • How do we motivate, help and facilitate your recruitment

  • of students to consider Hematology careers?


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What is Available from ASH Right Now decision?

  • Educational Materials

  • > Hematology Course Learning Objectives

  • > Teaching Cases

  • > SAP

  • Image Bank

  • Hematology Interest Groups

  • > Videos

  • Trainee Research Awards

  • > Undergraduate

  • > Medical Students

  • > Residents

  • PhD Students

  • > Tag-along with clinicians

  • North American Student Benefit


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ASH Educational Materials decision?

  • Hematology Course Director Mailing List

  • Medical Student Hematology Course Learning Objectives

  • > 33 topics

  • Teaching Cases

  • > 15 topics

  • > Interactive

  • > More in development

  • Career Development Timelines

  • > MD

  • > PhD

  • > MD/PhD

  • > Medical Student (in progress)

  • Other Resources



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North American Student Benefit decision?

Eligibility

Available to all United States, Canadian, and Mexican students (undergraduate, graduate, medical, or osteopathic), non-hematology residents and PhD candidates who are interested in hematology

  • Benefits

  • - All annual meeting notices in advance

  • - Reduced (i.e., Non-Member In Training) registration rates

    • “Blue badge” trainee events

    • Complimentary online subscription to Blood

  • (including the special issue containing the proceedings and abstracts of the ASH annual meeting)

  • - Invitation to transition to ASH Associate membership



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