Clinical Pulmonary Medicine

Sites: MGH
Director(s): Paul Currier, Alberto Puig
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered Oct.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: To appreciate the application of physiologic principles to specific lung disorders and develop a better feeling for the magnitude of lung diseases and their management, students are given the opportunity to see patients with a wide variety of pulmonary disorders. They will take part in the management of these patients with the staff of the Pulmonary Unit. A special preceptor is assigned to each student. During the course students will become familiar with basic concepts in pulmonary physiology and medicine and the application of these to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic lung disease. Students work up at least one new patient daily from all patients that are referred to the Unit. Students participate in the administration and interpretation of tests of lung function and attend the clinical rounds, conferences and seminars of the Pulmonary Unit.