Pulmonary Medicine (M-240)


On the Pulmonary Medicine Elective students will join our Pulmonary Consultation Team. This elective consists of daily inpatient rounding, participation in weekly conferences that include work and teaching rounds twice weekly with the pulmonary chief, pulmonary board review questions, journal club, case conferences, and core curriculum. There is opportunity to observe pulmonary clinic, bronchoscopy — including interventional procedures, e.g., EBUS, navigational bronchoscopy, stent placement, etc. — and pleural procedures including thoracentesis and Pleurx catheter placement. Focus is on primary diagnosis and management of acute and chronic pulmonary illnesses, seen in both the inpatient and outpatient arena, including COPD, asthma, and sarcoidosis and a full spectrum of pulmonary diseases in the immunocompromised host. Full-time attendings lead the consultation team along with five full-time pulmonary fellows and, an interventional pulmonary fellow.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations



One module

Students per Module

Maximum of one

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

D (September 26 - October 21)
F (November 21 - December 16)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)