This rotation guide contains useful resources to help you care for patients with a variety of lung problems in the outpatient setting; these issues are often evaluated by pulmonary specialists.
We provide a primer on obtaining histories, performing physical examinations, initiating diagnostic workups, and caring for patients with lung problems. Lung conditions provide an enriched learning context for the study of normal and abnormal physiology of lung function, clinical examination findings, and the pharmacology of drugs that alter lung function.
This rotation guide covers the following common lung conditions and topics:
Other topics related to pulmonology are covered in the following rotation guides:
See Next Steps if you are interested in a career in pulmonology and are looking for more information on conferences, training, and other opportunities.
This rotation guide was developed by a collaborative team of contributors, including:
Writers: Ahmad Zaheen, MD MSc; Ramya Ramaswami, MD; James Yeh, MD (NEJM Fellows)
Peer Reviewers: Bradley Wertheim, MD; Adel El Boueiz, MD
Editor: Jeffrey Drazen, MD (Section Expert)
Senior Editor: Ole-Petter Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc
Last Updated: March 2020 by Ahmad Zaheen, MD MSc