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Pulmonary Medicine - PULM 541–F


Internal Medicine Clerkship


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Description and Goals:

The student will learn the general assessment of patients with a wide array of respiratory illness. They will learn to initiate the management of acute respiratory illness, to access patients with pneumonia (particularly risk stratification and appropriate treatment algorithms), to initiate long treatment algorithms for hospitalized patients with chronic lung disease, understand the acute management of patients with chronic obstructive lung disease, participate in routine pulmonary procedures for non-pulmonary practitioners, assess patients with hemoptysis, understand the role of bronchoscopy and when it may be indicated, interpret basic chest radiographs, become comfortable with interpretation of basic spirometry and how to integrate it into the care of patients with both acute and chronic lung disease, learn the assessment of acutely hypoxemic patients, understand the management of acute hypercapnia prior to ICU care, initiate the initial evaluation of patients with suspected interstitial lung disease and to learn the importance of the interaction between all members of the respiratory care team (pulmonary physicians, non-physicians, respiratory therapists, PFT tech and nursing staff). Teaching conferences include: daily noon conferences; Medical Grand Rounds; core medical student lectures/presentations.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Martin Sheridan, M.D.
Section Chief, Pulmonary Medicine
(410) 687-6622

Administrative Contact:

Alicia Taylor
(443) 777-6346
(443) 777-8155 fax  

Additional Information:

Free parking


Last Revision: December 23, 2013