Year Four Courses

MED 727 - Elective in Pulmonary Medicine


Credits: 5


Program Directors:

  • Dr. Kevin Gleeson


Administrative Coordinator:

Ms. Renee Morton (


Contact Information:



Third Year Medicine Clerkship


Maximum Number of Students:

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


When Offered:

All Rotations


Length Of Course:

1 month



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



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.