Try to learn something about pulmonology today!

(Or just try not to fall alseep)

What are pulmonologists

The basic meaning of the word pulmonologist is a lung doctor. A medical speclist who treats lung diseases.

What pulmonologists treat

  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • provide immunizations
  • Advise surgeons of risk status

Here are some pulmonologists

Education levels

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  1. Complete college
  2. Get accepted into med school
  3. Pass Med School
  4. Do residency program
  5. Finish fellowship training
  6. Pass USMLE (the offical test to become a pulmonologist)
  7. Try not to mess up on the first day of work
  8. Bring home $$$$

Word Schedule

Many pulmonologists work 50-60 hours a week! Thats like 10-12 hours a day! Considering that I'm not going to work on the weekends.

Qualities I need

-Amazing communication skills




-Leadership skills

-Organization skills


-Problem-solving skills


Pulmonologists earn about $200,000-$300,000. Although it depends on where you live, in Michigan $232,000, conpared to in Oklahoma where the average is about $328,000. In 2014 the average was $241,273. Think about it, if I were to waste all my money I could of bought about 533 Iphone 6s' in 2015!
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Growth Rates

In 2010 there were 12,526 jobs occupied by pulmonologists. The growth rate is said to be 14% in 2016 for pulmonologists alone and 22% for surgeons and pulmonologists.

General knowledge

It's time to learn about the lungs! Your respiratory system consists of your nose, mouth, larynx, pharynx, and some other things. Lungs connect to cords called the bronchioles, you have about 30,000 of these. At the end of each bronchiole is a tiny air sac called the alveolus.
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Even more general knowledge!!!

Now here is where it gets confusing, at least it was confusing to me...

When you inhale air that air goes to your "tital" area. This area is called the tital volume, it is the normal amount of air your hold when you inhale. Next is the Inspiratory Reserve Volume, this is where the air goes when you forcefully breathe. Then when you exhale normal the Expiratory Reserve Volume is where extra air is after you have exhaled normally. Finally there is the Residual Volume, this is where the secret stash of air is held in you. This air is for emergency use only. Its not like a candy stash thats for "emergency only". This areas air is used only before you die...

William Henry Welch

William Henry Welch was an American physician, and a medical school administrator. He was one of the founding professors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was one of founders of American Thoracic Society.


Q: What is the best and worst part of the job?

A: The best part is making children feel better. The worst part is when working in the ICU and not being able to save all the people.

Q: When did you know you wanted to become a pulmonologist?

A: When I finished my residency, and when working though all the stations I that was when I knew I to take up pulmonology.

Q: How many hours a week do you work?

A: When I am on call I work about 60 hours a week, and when I am not on call I work 50 hours a week.

Q: As a follow-up question, do you work on the weekends?

A: Yes I do


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