Fellows in the Pulmonary Fellowship Training Program gain hands-on clinical experience through inpatient, outpatient and subspecialty service rotations. Over the course of three years, fellows spend a total of 12 months on inpatient rotations: caring for patients on the pulmonary medicine service, or providing inpatient pulmonary consults. Fellows collaborate with clinicians from other specialties to provide comprehensive care to patients. Fellows work closely with their supervising pulmonary attending, pulmonary nurse practitioners and the pulmonary resident team.
Fellows’ clinical experiences will involve weekly half-day outpatient continuity clinics. Fellows’ rotations consist of clinical exposure to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Rare Lung Disease and Transplant Services, Bronchoscopy, Sleep, and Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT). In addition, fellows get exposure to interdisciplinary Pulmonary clinics: Aerodigestive, Complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea Center, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and Neuromuscular.
Pulmonary fellows spend 17-20 months of their three-year training program focusing on research and scholarly activities. Research opportunities within the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s are diverse, ranging from basic science, clinical and translational research to quality improvement and outcomes research.
Fellows have the opportunity to pursue individual interests through elective educational opportunities. Some fellows pursue combined training programs with allergy, sleep medicine or adult pulmonary medicine. Fellows with a strong interest in research may pursue a master’s degree in clinical and translational research through the University of Cincinnati.
In addition, all pulmonary fellows attend the annual international bronchoscopy course.