Educational Programs | M65 852 Clinical Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

This elective provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to the full scope of respiratory diseases in infants and children. Pediatric referrals will be seen in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Goals include: (1) to learn the importance of the physical exam using inspection, percussion and auscultation; (2) indications and interpretation of diagnostic tests, such as CXR, chest CT, VQ scan, pulmonary function testing, and bronchoscopy with biopsy and lavage; (3) therapeutic interventions and the use of bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory agents, et al. Unique aspects of this rotation include a broad exposure to children with congenital lung defects, life-threatening asthma, cystic fibrosis and end-stage cardiopulmonary diseases referred for transplantation. Weekly didactic sessions as well as weekly divisional patient care sections are an opportunity to further learn and practice presentational skills.
Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks, 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37 and 41.

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