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Additional Conferences & Series
A review of clinical problems in sleep medicine, polysomnography, and sleep technology are presented with discussion of the pertinent literature.
Review of cytology/pathologic specimens from the clinical services as well as a predetermined pulmonary pathology curriculum. Teaching faculty from the Department of Pathology lead the instructional program.
Two clinical cases are presented in clinical-pathological review at each weekly conference, selected from the inpatient pulmonary consultation, outpatient, or critical care services. Teaching is case-based with a thorough review of the pertinent medical literature to address a specific diagnostic or therapeutic issue. Subjects include pulmonary pathology, physiology, disease syndromes, disease diagnosis and management, equipment or techniques. Fellows prepare a brief (3-10 references) annotated bibliography for each conference.
Attending Physicians and Fellows present challenging diagnostic and therapeutic cases for discussion and medical literature review.
This defined lecture series rotates during the 3-year fellowship. Topics include: Medico-Legal Issues of End of Life Care, Informed Consent (including DNR), Patient-Physician Relationships and Confidentiality, Medical Liability and Negligence, Ethics in Medical Research and Related Issues.
A structured curriculum of pulmonary and critical care medicine topics presented on a three-year cycle. The emphasis of this series is on basic science (cell and molecular biology or physiology).
The journal club is devoted to developing skills in critically assessing the medical literature. Articles from the current literature are selected each month that illustrates emerging trends in disease management or a particular issue pertaining to study design, statistics, or epidemiology.
This weekly multidisciplinary conference includes the specialties of pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology. Sponsored by the department of Oncology Information Services, the format is the presentation of cases and prospective discussion of patient management. Clinical follow-up of prior cases are included. Data from the MMC lung cancer database is reviewed.