Practicing on Asthma Day

Interns spend 1 or 2 months of the PL-1 year on the Pulmonary service. The inpatient Pulmonary team consists of three interns, a pulmonary fellow, a nurse practitioner with expertise in the care of pediatric pulmonary patients, and an attending. Interns are primarily responsible for pulmonary patients with a wide range of conditions including complicated asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, as well as issues surrounding lung transplantation. Pulmonary fellows and attendings teach a morning curriculum Monday through Friday. Interns spend a week of the month in the outpatient pulmonary clinic evaluating and managing new patients. Afternoons during this week are spent in the PFT lab, performing consults, or participating in procedures such as sweat tests and bronchoscopies.