Pulmonary Medicine

MED 614


Required Medicine Clerkship


Henry Ford Allegiance



  • The student will learn to diagnose and treat common pulmonary diseases.
  • The student will be able to identify patients who may profit from seeking consultative assistance or special evaluations such as bronchoscopic or pulmonary function testing, and will watch supervised treatment utilizing skilled personnel or equipment such as mechanical ventilators.
  • The student will have the opportunity to observe all common thoracic procedures and participate in a select group of these procedures.
  • The student will have the opportunity throughout the elective experience to see how the major pulmonary diseases are handled, and, managed.


This elective will provide the student an experience in the diagnosis and management of all types of pulmonary diseases, both acute and chronic areas. The major areas of study include respiratory failure, pulmonary physiology, diagnosis and treatment of various chest diseases including chest trauma, obstructive airway disease, and, pneumonia. The student is expected to attend weekly medical chest conferences in addition to inpatient and outpatient experiences. This is an active service where the student has a wide variety of opportunities to be involved.


Preceptor(s) will be asked to submit a written evaluation at the conclusion of the clerkship. Faculty are encouraged to provide ongoing feedback throughout elective rotations.