BMT

BMT Rotation The BIDMC "BMT" rotation is a comprehensive inpatient rotation on the management of hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc). The service consists of three interns, a second- or third-year BIDMC Heme/Onc fellow, and a Heme/Onc faculty member who specializes in hematologic malignancies; there is also a resident on the rotation during the first few months of the academic year. Housestaff are exposed to patients with acute (i.e. newly-diagnosed) leukemia, various oncologic emergencies, patients undergoing either allogeneic or autologous stem-cell transplantation, therapy- and disease-related complications, and palliative care. There is an hour-long teaching session in conjunction with the OMED housestaff daily, led by a faculty member of the Heme/Onc Division. Interns admit on a rotating basis and are in the hospital from 7AM through 7PM Monday through Saturday (a "moonlighter" covers the service on Sundays); there are no dedicated "on call" days. Patients are located on the East Campus wards.

OMED

OMED Rotation The OMED rotation is an inpatient rotation at BIDMC focusing on the management of solid tumor oncology. The service consists of two residents, two interns, and a BIDMC oncology faculty member. Housestaff are exposed to various oncologic emergencies, solid tumor treatment, including disease-related complications, as well as pain management and palliative care. There is an hour-long teaching session in conjunction with the BMT housestaff daily, led by a faculty member of the Heme/Onc Division. Teams admit on a rotating basis and are in the hospital from 7AM through 7PM six days per week (either Saturday or Sunday is off); there are no dedicated "on call" days. Patients are located on the East Campus wards.

DFCI Oncology

This rotation gives housestaff a comprehensive exposure to inpatient management of both solid and hematologic oncology. The rotation is run through the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and takes place on the oncology wards at the Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH). Each block, 1 resident and 2 interns rotate through DFCI. The solid malignancy team is composed of 2 residents and 3 interns with 1 resident and 1 intern from BIDMC. The hematologic malignancy team is composed of 1 resident and 2 interns with 1 intern from BIDMC. Residents and interns take call until 5PM. In the second half of the year, the 2 BIDMC interns will instead alternate Q2week blocks on solid malignancy and evening admitter. There is a daily teaching session run by one of the DFCI faculty members, as well as radiology rounds several times per week. Housestaff are exposed to a wide variety of cases including oncologic emergencies, disease-related complications, pain management, and palliative care. Interns and residents have one day off per week.

Contact Information

Residency Training Program
Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
West Campus, Deaconess Building, Suite 306
One Deaconess Road
Boston, MA 02215
617-632-8273
617-632-8261
medinternship@bidmc.harvard.edu