Clinical Experience

Doctor with child

Our fellows acquire clinical experience throughout their training. The first year fellow spends most of the time on the inpatient and outpatient clinical service and learns various aspects of clinical practice of Pediatric Pulmonology. Second and third year fellows continue their clinical experience during the research years.

Fellows participate in the diagnosis and management of patients on the pediatric inpatient service, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and liver and bone marrow transplant units. Fellows learn to handle various emergencies and complicated patients with pulmonary disorders. They receive training in many procedures including diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy, pulmonary function testing, cardiopulmonary function testing and sleep physiology. Fellows participate in a continuity clinic and rotate through the subspecialty clinics such as Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma/General Pulmonary, BPD/Technology dependent, Sleep, Neuromuscular Diseases, Tuberculosis, Aerodigestive and Asthma/Immunology 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

Inpatient Service: 10 months

Clinics: 1-2/week

Continuity (monthly), BPD/Technology Dependent (monthly), Cystic Fibrosis (biweekly), Asthma/General Pulmonary, Sleep, Neuromuscular Diseases, Tuberculosis, Aerodigestive and Asthma/Immunology

Bronchoscopy service

Inpatient Service: 6 weeks

Night float: 4 weeks

Clinics: 1/week

Continuity (bimonthly), BPD/Technology Dependent (bimonthly), Cystic Fibrosis (bimonthly), Asthma/General Pulmonary, Sleep, Neuromuscular Diseases, Tuberculosis, Aerodigestive and Asthma/Immunology clinics

Bronchoscopy service

Inpatient Service: 6 weeks

Night float: 4 weeks

Clinics: 1/week

Continuity (bimonthly), BPD/Technology Dependent (bimonthly), Cystic Fibrosis (bimonthly), Asthma/General Pulmonary, Sleep, Neuromuscular Diseases, Tuberculosis, Aerodigestive and Asthma/Immunology clinics

Bronchoscopy service