IU School of Medicine



During the elective, the student will: (1. have opportunities to see a variety of pulmonary diseases including sarcoidosis, asthma, C.O.P.D., occupational lung disease; (2. develop acceptable skills in recognition and treatment of acute and chronic respiratory illness; (3. participate in the care of a variety of critically ill patients on the critical care service; (4. have introductory experience in pulmonary function tests and A.B.G.; (5. attend Pulmonary Clinic at Northlake, and; (6. have experience in pulmonary rehabilitation at Southlake.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu)

Director: Raja Devanathan, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Methodist Hospital (Gary)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Discuss the management of the critically ill patient including acute clinical syndromes, and abnormal hemodynamic and respiratory/pulmonary variables (MK4)
  • 2) Describe the etiology of common pulmonary/critical care medicine conditions (MK2)
  • 3) Diagnose and develop a treatment plan for these common conditions (PC3)
  • 4) Recognize indications for and interpret tests used in the evaluation of the pulmonary/critical care patient (PC3)
  • 5) Demonstrate an appropriate physical exam of these patients (PC1)
  • 6) Apply basic knowledge of pulmonology and critical care medicine in patient care setting (MK5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; 1. Direct observation of clinical performance by preceptor 2. Oral Case Presentation to course director 3. Discussion with preceptors/course director

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 2.5% Research; 2.5% Library; 5% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). 

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None