Ability & Utilization
Each student will be matched with an oncologist or a hematologist to shadow patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings. The Scholars will learn about oncologic and hematologic diseases and their management through actual patient experiences. They will learn anatomy through physical examination and radiographic studies such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). They will learn to utilize a microscope to diagnose and follow disorders of blood cells such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia. In the laboratory component of the FutureGen program, the cancer research laboratory will become a classroom. Scholars will see high technology cancer research such as the ability to study cancer cells at the single cell level.