Skip to main content

College of
Health Sciences

Pulmonary medicine

Regardless of your career plans, your pulmonary medicine experience at Geisinger will provide a personally and academically satisfying experience. Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., is a unique academic medical center providing educational experiences in a local community hospital and a tertiary/quaternary care medical facility.

You’ll be exposed to common and rare medical conditions during your pulmonary medicine rotation. If you’d like, you may also seek appropriate learning opportunities to make the most of your Geisinger experience. The staff, residents and fellows are excellent resources to further your education.

Goals and objectives

The objective is to gain experience with understanding and managing the pulmonary patient. During our one-month elective in clinical pulmonary medicine for fourth-year medical students, you’ll:

  • Improve your understanding of the pulmonary consultation history and directed physical examination.
  • Become proficient with the recognition and management of common pulmonary conditions, such as asthma, pneumonia and COPD.
  • Understand the approach to tertiary-level problems in pulmonary medicine, such as interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and lung cancer.
  • Learn to read and understand basic pulmonary function testing.
  • Become familiar with the integration of radiological findings with physical examination and clinical history.
  • Be exposed to pulmonary invasive procedures, such as bronchoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, thoracentesis and specialized pulmonary function testing.

Apply now

Colored bar.

Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®).

Contact us

Colored bar.
Stacey Fenstermacher 
Clinical Campus Coordinator 
Content from General Links with modal content