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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases (Florida)

Description

Medical students choosing this elective will be based at Mayo Clinic Hospital. The primary focus of their experience will be consultative.  Students attend daily morning report and make rounds with the consultant on the hospital Pulmonary Service. They also attend scheduled noon conferences in Internal Medicine. Students participate in the evaluation and treatment of patients with pulmonary disease. The student will also observe special procedures such as thoracentesis and bronchoscopy. Students may spend additional time each day learning to interpret pulmonary function tests and chest imaging.

Prerequisites

A USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX 2 board score is required to be submitted with your application materials.

Specific Goals:

  1. Improve skills in history taking, physical examination, and the management of patients with pulmonary diseases.
  2. Become familiar with the various laboratory-based procedures used in pulmonary medicine.
  3. Improve the interpretation skills of chest imaging both chest x-rays and CT imaging.

Activity outline

On the Pulmonary Service, students are responsible for evaluating patients, presenting them to the supervising consultant, and following the patients' care.

Method of evaluation

All supervising consultants provide a written description of their students' performance. The program coordinator then writes a single summary letter.