Year Four Courses

MED 727 - Elective in Pulmonary Medicine

 

Credits: 5

 

Program Directors:

  • Dr. Kevin Gleeson

 

Administrative Coordinator:

Ms. Renee Morton (rmorton@hmc.psu.edu)

 

Contact Information:

kgleeson@hmc.psu.edu
531-6525

 

Prerequisites:

Third Year Medicine Clerkship

 

Maximum Number of Students:

2 (HY) , 1 (Lehigh), and 1 (York)

 

When Offered:

All Rotations

 

Length Of Course:

1 month

 

Date/Time/Location:

Hershey, Lehigh, and York (Dr. Brian Pollack). 8:00 a.m., Room 5860

 

Description:

Student is responsible for initial consultation, case presentation, and daily follow-up. Evaluation of the patient is then reviewed by faculty on a bedside presentation on daily rounds. Chest x-ray, pulmonary function testing, and other laboratory evaluations are also the responsibility of the student as the month progresses. A varied outpatient environment is also available to the student, including pulmonary consultation, sleep disorders, allergy, lung cancer, and occupational pulmonary medicine. Students are responsible for creating one multi media case for the Web site and will meet with a trained patient/actor to develop clinical skills.

 

Course Objectives:

• To become familiar with the diagnosis, management and treatment of common respiratory system disorders in an acute patient care environment.
• To understand basic pulmonary physiology to assist and guide patient care.
• To be able to interpret normal and abnormal chest radiological studies.

 

Additional Information:

Course Specific Requirements: Students are responsible for creating one multi-media case for the website.