IU School of Medicine



The objective for this elective is to provide a wide spectrum of pulmonary/critical care medicine problems in a community hospital environment. Students will experience critical care procedures, ventilator management, CXRs and CT chest scans, PFTs interpretation.

Elective Details:

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

Director: Brian Dickover, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: IU Health La Porte Hospital (La Porte)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Experience critical care procedures (PC5)
  • 2) Discuss and explain CXRs and CT chest scans (PC3)
  • 3) Interpret PFTS (PC3)
  • 4) Participate in ventilator management (PC5)
  • 5) Conduct basic Pulmonary outpatient initial evaluations (PC1)
  • 6) Conduct basic Pulmonary outpatient follow up visits (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (These will include observation of interview and physical examination, case presentations by the student, oral presentation, and case discussion with us).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-60

Time Distribution: 60% Clinical; 20% Lecture/Seminar; 20% Library

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 and South Bend electives must go thru their respective coordinators. Northwest students, contact Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561. or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). South Bend students contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None