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About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Biology and Life Science, Cells

GRADE
9-12

DURATION
2 Class Periods

COLLECTION
About Blood: Lesson Plans & DVD

Lesson 6: Do I Have What It Takes to Be a Hematologist?

In this lesson, students will become familiar with the field of hematology and the necessary training that is required to become a hematologist.

OBJECTIVE
 • Become familiar with the field of hematology
 • Understand the educational and training requirements to become a hematologist
 • Become aware of available resources

MATERIALS

Do I Have What It Takes to Be a Hematologist? Student Worksheet 6
• pen
• paper
Blood Detectives DVD

TIME REQUIRED
two class periods (approximately 45 minutes each)

DIRECTIONS
1. Have students watch a Blood Detectives DVD segment profiling the hematologists at New York-Presbyterian hospital.
2. Instruct students to answer questions on Student Worksheet 6. Students should conduct research as necessary using www.hematology.org/Training/Students/5593.aspx. Read interview responses at www.hematology.org/Training/Students/5595.aspx and watch the video Why Choose Hematology? at www.hematology.org/Publications/Videos/3908.aspx.

Extension Activity:

 • Instruct students on how to conduct a journal club presentation, using www.hematology.org/Publications/Hematologist/2006/945.aspx as a guideline. Assign each student (or each group of two to three students if it is a larger class) to read and interpret one article from www.hematology.org/Patients/Other-Resources/Education-Book/5244.aspx. Each student or group should prepare a journal club presentation using PowerPoint and present their findings to the class.

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