Loyola University Medical Education Network

Pulmonary Medicine Lessons For Medical Students
Course Based Approach

Arcot J. Chandrasekhar, MD, MBBS, FACP, FCCP, FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Division

University Medical Center

Your comments, suggestions and criticisms will be most appreciated. My email address is achandr@lumc.edu. A new window is opened for each lesson. Please close the window to return to this menu.

Structure of Human body : Dr John McNulty Ph.D

Mechanisms of Disease

Clinical/Path Correlation



Introduction to Practice of Medicine

Function of the Human body


Organ Systems Course

Junior Medicine

MDL Cases     By A.J. Chandrasekhar, MD
  1. Pulmonary Embolism
  2. Tuberculosis
    The same case is presented in three separate lessons. Start with diagnosis first.
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The MDL cases have been developed for teaching basic concepts of disease to junior medical students. It is expected that each student will review the cases and try to answer the questions posed to him or her. Instructor's discussion of answers are provided. Optimal benefit is anticipated when a small group of students review the case and discuss their responses before seeking the instructor's answers.

Procedures    By A.J. Chandrasekhar, MD

  1. Arterial Puncture
  2. Thoracentesis

In this lesson, indications, steps of procedure, pre and post procedure management, complications and how to avoid them are discussed for each procedure. Any student who has not yet performed these procedures will benefit by this review prior to attempting the actual procedure. Rapid changes in technology and instrumentation make some techniques and images obsolete. However, many of the fundamental principles remain pertinent.

Senior Medicine 

Pulmonary  and Critical Care Elective

 Elective  Information and Lessons

Last Updated: Feb 18th, 2000
Created: May 28, 1996