IMED661SM.11 (Las Vegas)
Pulmonary Medicine

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Pulmonary Medicine
  • Short Name: IMED661SM.11 Pulmonary Med
  • Course Number: IMED661SM.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Preceptor: Oliver Romero, M.D.

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • Knowledge of basic pulmonary diseases, as well as the process, treatment and natural course;
  • To understand the principles of when to order tests, the indications, and the implications of the results;
  • Interpretation of the tests, including arterial blood gases (ABG’s) and pulmonary function tests (PFT’s);
  • Be prepared to assist with procedures, including thoracentesis, as they arise;
  • Knowledge of drugs, their uses and interactions;
  • Ability to perform and dictate a complete history and physical examination and daily pulmonary progress notes.

Description of Rotation

Didactic lectures given several times weekly. Daily rounds with attending physician including seeing patients in the hospital and outpatient clinic. Specific reading assignments with oral presentations and discussions. Review patients test results and write notes on patients daily. Student will be expected to follow and care for assigned patients. Students will be expected to do necessary assigned reading to expand their knowledge base on diseases encountered during their pulmonary elective. Attendance will be expected at ambulatory clinics.

References/Materials

  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
  • Kelly's Textbook of Internal Medicine
  • Murray's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine
  • Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine

Evaluation Method

History/Physical examination skills, presentations, participation and attendance.

Grade

  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives