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Pulmonary Disease

Director: John Landis, MD

Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

This elective is an introduction to the clinical discipline of pulmonology.

Objectives

The student will…

  • prepare the initial consultation evaluation for review with the attending physician.
  • To participate in most activities of the Pulmonary Division, including inpatient consultation, conferences, and core curriculum discussion sessions
  • attend all consultation rounds on inpatients and separate consultation sessions with faculty for ambulatory patients.
  • attend weekly combined medical pathological chest conference designed to emphasize interdisciplinary discussion of pulmonary problems.
  • receive instruction in x-ray interpretation, special procedures in radiology, and interpretation of pulmonary function tests.
  • assist in management of ICU patients with associated blood gas and ventilation problems, including all issues with controlled ventilation.
  • gain exposure to the Pulmonary Laboratory which provides complete clinical pulmonary function evaluation, including exercise studies.
  • have exposure to the Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy Unit.

Note: Most patients in the region with suspected tuberculosis are evaluated at Baystate Medical Center for initial diagnosis, evaluation and treatment.  A weekly outpatient clinic is held for follow-up of active tuberculosis treatment and evaluation of latent tuberculosis.  Pulmonary Clinic is held twice each month caring for patients with a wide variety of pulmonary problems.

TUSM

Course Number

 

PUL401-BA-C

 

Duration

 

4 weeks


Average

Hours per Week

 

40

 

 

Night Call/Weekends

 

No/No

 

Capacity

 

1 student per Block

 


Alternate Dates

Available

 

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

 


Transportation

Required

 

No

 

On-Campus Housing

 

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

  Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine Clerkship.

 

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.

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