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Harborview Medical Center – Pulmonary Consult Service

HMC Contacts

Leila S. Armas
Phone: 206-744-3356

Molly Billings

Team Structure

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

Student responsibilities and activities

Working under the supervision of the attending physician, fellow and resident, students will evaluate and follow pulmonary consult patients from a variety of medical and surgical services in the hospital. These consults generally cover a range of problems including the work-up of pulmonary nodules, infiltrates, and effusions, the work-up and management of tuberculosis and the evaluation of other problems such as unexplained hypoxemia, difficulty separating a patient from the ventilator and ventilator-associated pneumonia.  The team occasionally sees consults on intubated patients on the cardiology and other services at the hospital and provides input on ventilator management and other critical care issues. Students will also gain experience reading pulmonary function tests and chest radiographs.  Students will have the opportunity to observe pulmonary procedures including bronchoscopies ,and  thoracentesis. Students do not go to outpatient pulmonary clinic but do often attend the post-clinic conference. 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

Harborview Medical Center
MICU Workroom
2-East Hospital Medical Cardiac ICU

You should plan to arrive at 8:00 AM on the first day. If no one arrives within a short time, you can call the operators and ask them to page the pulmonary fellow or the pulmonary consult attending physician.

Harborview Medical Center is located at 325 9th Avenue in downtown Seattle. A shuttle service runs between the UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center and can be accessed on the 1st floor of the medical center near the Cascade elevators. 
Go to shuttle schedule>>

Driving Directions

For driving directions to Harborview Medical Center from the UW Medical Center
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Conference Schedule
Attendance Required

Print conference schedule [16k PDF*]

Day/Time Conference Location
Thursday 12:15PM Seattle Area Chest Grand Rounds 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 HMC 2W-81
M,W,F12:30 PM Medicine Residency Program Lectures HMC R&T Building
Tuesday 12:30PM Chief of Medicine Rounds HMC R&T Building
Thursday 8:00AM Department of Medicine Grand Rounds by video feed HMC R&T Building
Tuesday 12:00AM Multidisciplinary Critical Care Conference Maleng Building

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