Learn to identify and manage common pulmonary disorders and know when it is appropriate to refer to a pulmonary specialist.
You will examine and evaluate both new and established patients under the supervision of attendings and will be involved in the formulation of therapeutic and diagnostic management plans.
This is a rotation usually during the PGY-2 of PGY-3 years when one resident is primarily responsible for attending the pulmonary clinics. In-patient consults may be done at the discretion of the attending. Normal and abnormal physical findings, complications, therapeutic implications are discussed in depth with the supervising attending. Discussions with parents about the findings and continued plans are done in conjunction with the attending pulmonologist.
Our training will provide you with the following structure for approaching and managing respiratory disease:
Meeting these goals will enable you to competently manage the types of respiratory problems encountered in private practices, clinics and emergency rooms today.
Specialty conferences occur weekly and cover the topics listed above as well as specific patient-based examples. The pulmonary division also takes part in a once-per-month case-based teleconference with four other pulmonary divisions, and a once-per-month research conference with the PICU and NICU.