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Pulmonary Medicine


  1. To provide an exposure to the spectrum of pulmonary disease seen in a general hospital.
  2. To gain a better understanding of bronchopulmonary anatomy and the physiological basis of pulmonary function testing.


  1. The student will attend daily pulmonary rounds with the attending physician and residents.
  2. He/she will see inpatient consultations and review the diagnostic and therapeutic plans with the attending physician.
  3. Pulmonary function tests will be reviewed with the attending assigned to the laboratory for the month.
  4. The student will observe and assist with special procedures, including fiberoptic bronchoscopy and pleural biopsy.
  5. Participation in a monthly pulmonary conference.

Night Call/Special Requirements:


Responsible Faculty/Rank:

  1. Hitesh Makkar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, NEOMED
  2. Kenneth Kretchmer, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, NEOMED
  3. Charles Fuenning, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

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