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PEDS-732: Pulmonology
Department of Pediatrics
PEDS-732: PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY
Aims
This four-week elective will provide you with opportunities to evaluate and treat pediatric patients with
disorders of the respiratory system.
Objectives
Medical Knowledge
 Distinguish normal from abnormal pulmonary findings
 Describe common tests used in the evaluation of a pediatric patient with symptoms suggestive of
pulmonary pathology
Patient Care
 Independently perform focused and comprehensive patient histories and physical examinations
 Synthesize information to formulate differential diagnosis
 Suggest appropriate diagnostic tests for patient’s chief complaint
 Develop management plan with the health care team and describe a rationale for the clinical plan
Systems-based Practice
 Recognize the impact of complex medical needs on patient care and availability of services
Methods
Medical Knowledge
 Complete suggested readings as outlined in the course documents
 Participate in teaching sessions and conferences
 Observe common procedures (flexible bronchoscopy, cardiopulmonary stress tests, pulmonary
function tests, scoring sleep studies, etc.) performed in the evaluation of pediatric patients
 Presentation of an interesting patient cared for during the rotation
Patient Care
 Evaluate patients on the consult service as well as attend outpatient clinics focused in the areas of
pediatric pulmonology, allergy, and sleep medicine
Systems-based Practice
 Recommend appropriate treatment options in conjunction with respiratory therapy, social work, etc.
Evaluation
Medical Knowledge
 Post-test results (10%)
 Oral presentation (15%)
Patient Care & Systems-based Practice
 Global performance evaluation (65%)
Attendance (10%)
Scheduled Activities (UNMC College of Medicine Required Reporting)
Rounds (Clinic)
36 hrs/wk
Didactic Conferences
5 hrs/wk
Independent Learning
5 hrs/wk
Research Project
0 hrs/wk
Independent Patient Care
0 hrs/wk
Evaluation
Elective Director: Heather M. Thomas, M.D. ([email protected])
Faculty:
Carrie Barker, M.D.; Casey Burg, M.D.; John Colombo, M.D.; Luke Noronha, M.D.;
Paul Sammut, M.D.; Mark Wilson, M.D.
Administrative Contact: Carla Burke (559-6275)
Office Location:
SWH 4023
Offered:
August, October, December, February,
Max # Students/Period: 1
April
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