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 four interns, a pulmonary fellow, a nurse practitioner and an attending. Interns are responsible for pulmonary patients with a wide range of conditions including complicated asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and 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.  Interns take q4 24-hour call during this rotation.