ME-4137 Pulmonary Diseases Elective
Director: Ernest Di Nino, MD
Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA
This elective is an introduction to the clinical discipline of pulmonology.
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.
Hours per Week
1 student per Block
Yes, at the discretion of the Director
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.