Clinical Inpatient Pulmonary Medicine
Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College
Division: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Elective Rotation Director (MD): Meredith Turetz (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Elective Rotation Support (Administrative Coordinator): Angela McNally (E-mail: email@example.com)
Maximum number of Residents/Interns that can be accommodated during any given block: 1
Location: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Duration of Elective: 2 or 4 weeks
Target Learner for Elective: RY1; RY2; RY3
- Learn how to approach the basics of pulmonary diagnosis, including a pulmonary history, chest auscultation, and the interpretation of chest x-rays, chest computed tomography and pulmonary function testing.
- Become familiar with how to choose between various modes of diagnosis for common pulmonary problems – lung cancer, COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease.
- Participate in common pulmonary procedures such as thoracentesis, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound and chest tube placement and management.
Residents will become integrated into the inpatient pulmonary consult service and be directly supervised by a PCCM attending. A wide breadth of pulmonary problems will be presented and addressed with emphasis on the workup, diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease. Residents will be expected to follow patients as the primary consultant, with close supervision. They will participate in curriculum conferences and case conference. They will gain exposure to procedures (both the indications and contraindications and the actual technical aspects of performance). Daily teaching rounds are held where the resident can expect to improve his/her chest x-ray, chest computed tomography and pulmonary function testing interpretation skills. Most residents complete the rotation being certified in thoracenteses.