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University of Washington Medical Center – Pulmonary Consult Service

UWMC Contacts

Leila S. Armas
Phone: 206-744-3356

Mark Tonelli
Phone: 206-543-3166

Team Structure

Attending Physician
First-year pulmonary and critical care fellow
Senior resident (may or may not be on team)
Medical Student

Student responsibilities and activities

Working under the supervision of the attending physician, fellow and resident, students will see and evaluate pulmonary consult patients from the medicine ward teams, obstetrics and gynecology, surgical and other services within the hospital. These consults generally cover a range of problems including the work-up of pulmonary nodules or infiltrates, management of complex pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary hypertension or the evaluation of other problems such as unexplained hypoventilation, dyspnea, difficulty separating a patient from the ventilator and ventilator-associated pneumonia. There has recently been less exposure to ICU management at this site now that there are dedicated ICU teams in the cardiothoracic and surgical ICUs but occasionally students will participate in consults on the patients on these services. Students will also gain experience reading pulmonary function tests and have the opportunity to observe bronchoscopies and cardiopulmonary exercise tests. Students do not go to outpatient pulmonary clinic. In addition to the structured educational conferences described below, students receive teaching from both the fellow and attending physician as part of the daily work on the team. The typical day begins at 8:00 AM and continues until the team’s responsibilities have been completed in the afternoon or early evening.

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Where and when to meet the team

On your first day, you will meet the team at 8:00AM in the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory on the second floor of the UW Medical Center (Room EC-236, just east of the emergency room). If no one is there, you can ask the staff to page the pulmonary consult fellow or the pulmonary consult attending physician

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Conference Schedule
Attendance Required

Print conference schedule [16k PDF*]

Day/Time Conference Location
Thursday 12:15PM Seattle Area Chest Grand Round HMC R&T Building
Thursday 1:30PM Respiratory & Critical Care Conference HMC R&T Building
Thursday 2:30PM Pulmonary Student Seminar HMC R&T Building

Attendance Encouraged

Attendance at the following conferences is highly encouraged but at the discretion of the attending and fellow based on team and student workload

Day/Time Conference Location
M,T,W,F, 10:00AM Resident’s Report RR-110
M,W, 12:30 PM Lunchtime Lectures RR-110
Tuesday 12:00PM Chairman’s Rounds D-209
Thursday 8:00AM Department of Medicine Grand Rounds T-625
Monday 4:00PM Pulmonary Research Conference RR-134

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