ME520M.1

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Asha Anandaiah, Katharyn Atkins
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month.
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The course is designed to give students a well-rounded exposure to the evaluation and management of patients with pulmonary disease. Particular emphasis is placed on differential diagnosis of various clinical and radiologic problems in pulmonary disease. The use and interpretation of pulmonary function tests as well as the role of bronchoscopic and other diagnostic procedures will be covered. Students will be actively involved in both inpatient and outpatient consultations under the direct supervision of the pulmonary fellow and attending physician. There will be several weekly conferences as well as didactic sessions to broaden the student's exposure to pulmonary diseases and pathophysiology.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science content and evidence-based medicine will be covered in the didactic sessions provided to the student by the fellow and attending physician. Furthermore such content will also drive the management discussions on each patient which the student presents to the pulmonary consultation team.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction:
Such students will perform in an outstanding manner, generally in the top 15% of performances of all students who have taken the elective in the last 5 years. Such students will show truly superior physical diagnosis, data collection, case presentation, and clinical reasoning skills, and will show a fund of knowledge that is unusually advanced compared to peers at their level of training. Their interpersonal attributes and integrity will also be excellent to outstanding and they will be highly enthusiastic and highly capable self learners.
Honors:
Such students will perform in an excellent manner, generally in the top 40% of performances of all students who have taken the elective in the last 5 years. Such students will show excellent physical diagnosis, data collection, case presentation, and clinical reasoning skills, and will show a fund of knowledge that is above expected for their level of training. Their interpersonal attributes and integrity will be at least excellent, and they will be enthusiastic and quite capable self learners.
Satisfactory:
Such students will perform in a very good manner, generally in the top 70% of performances of all students who have taken the elective in the last 5 years. Such students will show good to very good physical diagnosis, data collection, case presentation, and clinical reasoning skills, and will show a fund of knowledge that is average for their level of training. Their interpersonal attributes and integrity will be good to excellent, and they will show a genuine interest in learning.
Unsatisfactory:
Such students will perform in a marginal or poor manner, generally in the bottom 30% of performances of all students who have taken the elective in the last 5 years. Such students will show marginally adequate or inadequate physical diagnosis, data collection, case presentation, and clinical reasoning skills, or have significant deficiencies in several of these skills. Such students will show a limited fund of knowledge, one that is felt to be inferior to most peers at their level of training. Even if such students clinical skills are adequate, if their interpersonal attributes or integrity are observed to be significantly compromised, then they will be deemed to have performed in an unsatisfactory manner.