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Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Elective Number: 2419

Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Deborah Froh

Designated Signer: Wendy Haney; Barringer 5th floor, room 5408

Evaluation should be given to: Attending on service

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks, Maximum 4 weeks

Available: all Rotations

A pager or personal cell phone is required, but is not provided.

Report to: Attending physician on service (Call Wendy Haney at 924-2250 or 243-2269 to determine who is attending)

Time to Report: 8:45 am

Place to Report: 7 West near nursing station per arrangement with attending on service

Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 or 5:30 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 1

Course Description: The Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Elective offers students exposure to the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of childhood respiratory disorders. Patients include those with asthma, cystic fibrosis, acute and recurrent pneumonia, sleep disorders, acute respiratory failure, chronic respiratory insufficiency due to neuromuscular disease, tracheostomy or ventilator dependency, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and upper airway obstruction (e.g., croup, laryngomalacia). The student will spend time on the inpatient pulmonary service (including neonatal and pediatric intensive care consults) as well as in the pediatric pulmonary clinics and the Cystic Fibrosis clinic. The student will be expected to participate in evaluation and management. The student will become familiar with pulmonary function testing, and will observe and assist in flexible bronchoscopy procedures. The student may be asked to prepare one small group presentation on a pulmonary topic.


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