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Clinical Experience

Our fellows acquire clinical experience throughout their training. Our goal is to balance clinical training with scholarly activities throughout the first 2 years, and time during the third year will be apportioned according to the fellow’s career interest. The clinical time is spent on the inpatient and ambulatory service learning various aspects of pediatric pulmonary clinical practice. During the inpatient rotations, fellows participate in the diagnosis and management of patients on the pediatric inpatient service, medical subspecialty units such as the liver and bone marrow transplant units, and in the pediatric, neonatal, and cardiac intensive care units. Fellows gain experience in managing various pulmonary emergencies and complicated pulmonary disorders. They receive training in many procedures including diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, pulmonary function testing, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and interpreting sleep studies. Fellows participate in a half-day continuity clinic throughout all 3 years of training and rotate through subspecialty clinics such as general pulmonary, cystic fibrosis, sleep, asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, technology dependent, neuromuscular diseases, and aerodigestive clinics. This clinical training allows the fellows to gain experience and competency in managing acute and chronic pediatric pulmonary problems.

Overview of the Clinical Training Program by Year

Year 1

17-19 weeks - Inpatient Pediatric Pulmonary Service

17-19 weeks - Research

4-6 weeks - Pulmonary/Allergy/Immunology/Sleep Clinics

4 weeks - Elective

4 weeks - Vacation

Year 2

10-12 weeks - Inpatient Pediatric Pulmonology Service

24-30 weeks - Research

4 weeks - Pulmonary/Allergy/Immunology/Sleep Clinics

2-4 weeks - Elective

4 weeks - Vacation

Year 3

8-12 weeks - Inpatient Pediatric Pulmonology Service

24-30 weeks - Research

2 weeks - Teaching Fellow

2 weeks - Fellow as Attending and Pulmonary/Allergy/Immunology/Sleep Clinics

2-4 weeks- Elective

4 weeks - Vacation