Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Unique features of our program

Mission and Overview

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology directs a Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. This three-year program fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and is accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The goal of this program is to train outstanding academic pediatric pulmonologists – life-long learners who will be future leaders in the field. The training is broad in scope and includes a strong faculty, diverse inpatient and outpatient experiences, superb pulmonary function laboratory, and numerous educational and research opportunities.

The primary mentors are one of the eleven faculty members in the Division. Additional training is provided by our strong team of clinical staff that include nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dieticians, research staff, and respiratory therapists.

Past fellows' accomplishments include:

  • Platform presentations at International meetings that include the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Chest and the American Thoracic Society
  • Development of medical student teaching curricula in pediatrics
  • Training awards from the NIH (K08, T32, F32) and the CF Foundation

Clinical Training

  • 12-14 blocks of inpatient service including the Pulmonology Inpatient Service and Pediatric Ventilator Service
  • Electives in allergy, sleep and others according to interest (ENT, adult pulmonology, radiology, etc)
  • Longitudinal continuity clinic where fellows follow their own patients over 3 years
  • Extensive flexible bronchoscopy exposure
  • Daily student and resident teaching opportunities
  • Exposure to unique clinical programs such as the Severe Asthma Clinic, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Clinic, the Home Ventilator Program, the Cystic Fibrosis Program, the Aerodigestive Program, the Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease Program and the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Program.
  • At-home call
  • Weekly protected didactic teaching

Fellow teaching

  • 1-month physiology review every year
  • Weekly protected teaching: pulmonary physiology, clinical topics, case conference, journal club, M&M
  • Monthly radiology rounds
  • Monthly small group teaching with faculty
  • Quarterly Department Core Curriculum addressing topics in research design, statistical analysis, quality improvement, patient safety and ethics
  • Hands-on training with respiratory therapists and nurse practitioners to teach ventilator and tracheostomy management in children

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