MED 807 University Program in Pulmonary Diseases, 4 credits

The objective of this rotation is to teach the clinical and laboratory techniques necessary for diagnosis and management of patients with pulmonary diseases. Students will actively participate in evaluation of patients seen by the pulmonary disease services at Buffalo General or VAMC. This will include pulmonary consultation both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. In addition, daily learning sessions are conducted, covering such fields as pulmonary function interpretation, X-ray diagnosis, and selected clinical topics. Exposure to sleep apnea (at the VA) and bronchoscopy is also available.

At the end of this rotation, the students should be able to outline a diagnostic and therapeutic program for a patient with pulmonary disease. They should have thorough understanding of pulmonary function studies and be experienced in the interpretation of chest X-rays.

Prerequisite: MS3 or MS4

Modules: A-M Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 3

Course Director: Alberto F. Monegro, MD

Course Coordinator: Nancy Niedermayer