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 provided training is broad in scope and includes a strong faculty, diverse inpatient and outpatient population, superb pulmonary function laboratory, and numerous educational and research opportunities.
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 curriculums in pediatrics
- Training awards from the NIH (K08, T32, F32) and the CF Foundation
Pediatric Pulmonary Fellows are required to take up to 14 months of clinical service; 12 months are usually spent covering the Pediatric Pulmonary inpatient, consult, or outpatient services. The remaining months are usually spent on electives. Elective services include the Pediatric Ventilator Unit, allergy, pediatric sleep medicine, and read pulmonary function tests. The outpatient experience includes one half-day continuity clinic each week, staffed by a faculty member. Fellows are expected to see their own patients and follow them continuously for the length of their training. Fellows are trained to perform flexible bronchoscopy and read pulmonary function tests. Fellows take call from home only during their clinical months. During the first year, the fellow takes call on average one out of every three nights. The last two years of the fellowship, which focus on research, are nearly call-free.
- Extensive exposure to flexible bronchoscopy techniques. On average fellows perform >120 bronchoscopies throughout their training
- Teaching opportunities on inpatient consult and pediatric pulmonology teams
- 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.