IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 53MP701 — PULMONARY MEDICINE


Private practice of pulmonary medicine with hospital responsibilities. Goals are to become accomplished in the care of acute and chronic respiratory failure, interpretation of pulmonary function tests and blood gases and evaluation of chest x-rays. A fair amount of general internal medicine will be included. Students will actively participate in the work-up, laboratory evaluation, formulation of plans and management of the patient under the guidance of Dr. Ratliff, Dr. Erickson or Dr. Abou-Rayan. Students should expect to have 6 nights of call during the month, approximately every 5th night.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Suzi Tolliver(stolliv@iu.edu)

Director: Wesley Ratliff, M.D.

Campus: Bloomington

Location: IU Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington)

Other Faculty: Mohamed Abou-Rayan, MD, Brad Erickson, M.D.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Recognize and manage common pulmonary conditions (MK4)
  • 2) Recognize indications for and interpret chest x-rays, ABG's, and Bronchoscopy (PC3)
  • 3) Apply basic knowledge of critical care in the ICU including ventilator management and intubation (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Suzi Tolliver(stolliv@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None