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Fellow Education

The Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine takes pride in training future pulmonologists. Our teaching philosophy centers on an education model that combines clinical teaching at the bedside with multiple education modalities.

Pulmonary Fellowship
Teaching Conferences:

Pulmonary Fellow Conference

Various formats are employed during this weekly conference with focus on clinical training:
  • Case discussion

    The fellow presents a patient from the inpatient pulmonary service followed by a brief discussion of aspects of disease pathophysiology.
  • State of the Art

    Fellows choose a topic to present an up-to-date, evidence based discussion.
  • Faculty Didactics

    Pulmonary faculty discuss a topic in their field of expertise with focus on fellow learning objectives.
  • Journal Club

    Fellows present a journal article with focus on the critical appraisal of the literature and clinical relevance and application.

Lung Club

Physiology Conference

Fellows rotate monthly topics to design an interactive session to review pulmonary physiology with co-fellows and faculty in an interactive, case-based session. Lung Physiology textbooks serve as a guide for assigned topics/chapters.

Western States Pediatric Pulmonary Case Conference

Monthly web-based case conference amongst western pediatric pulmonary centers. The conference is "headquartered" at UCSD in collaboration with the University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center.

Radiology / Pathology Conference

A monthly discussion of chest imaging and pathology amongst pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists.

Pulmonary Research Conference

A monthly review of divisional research projects and overall research mission.

Pediatric Fellow Research Seminar Series

Pediatric fellows from all divisions present research proposals and results to co-fellows and faculty.

Education Courses:

Enquiry Program

Fellows receive training and then participate in quality improvement projects. This course is designed specifically for pediatric residents and fellows; each fellow is assigned a QI mentor.

CREST (Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training)

optional courses offered through UCSD to enhance training in clinical research.

Other Conferences:

UCSD Pediatric Grand Rounds

UCSD Pediatrics Fellows and Trainees Short Talk Series

Lecture series designed for fellows doing basic research.