PD518M.7

Pulmonary Pediatrics

Sites: CHMC
Director(s): Debra Boyer, Alan Leichtner
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered in December.
Location: CHMC - Children's Hosp Medical Center (7)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The course offers firsthand experience with pediatric lung disease. Students will participate in the diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic decision-making for hospitalized and ambulatory patients with support and instruction from the staff of the Pulmonary Division. During the course, students will rotate on the inpatient pulmonary service, the pulmonary consult service and the outpatient clinic. Students will be exposed to a variety of diseases and conditions including pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, bronchsopulonary dysplasia, immunological deficiences, asthma, restrictive lung disease, and congenital malformations among others. In addition, the student will have exposure fo bronchoscocpy procedures. Emphasis will be placed on both the correlation of clincal and radiologic findings with pathophysiology. Formal didactic exercises will consisst of daily walking rounds, multiple conferences. There is no night call associated with this rotation.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
The pulmonary division has multiple conferences each week that will address basic science in regards to pulmonary medicine. In addition, we have monthly journal clubs.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Exceptional performance in the evaluation of patients with respiratory diseases. Extremely proficient in developing a differential diagnosis and plan for patients with respiratory diseases. Honors: Strong performance in the evaluation of patients with respiratory diseases. Proficient in developing a differential diagnosis and plan for patients with respiratory diseases. Satisfactory: Average performance in the evaluation of patients with respiratory diseases. Working but not proficient in developing a differential diagnosis and plan for patients with respiratory diseases. Unsatisfactory: Poor performance in the evaluation of patients with respiratory diseases. Inability to develop a differential diagnosis and plan for patients with respiratory diseases.