Curriculum

The UNC Pediatric Pulmonology Training Program is typically a three year program, although we are open to non-traditional fellowship training programs including combined fellowships with adult Pulmonary or Pediatric Intensive Care medicine or fast track programs as outlined by the ABP.

The curriculum includes three core elements: Clinical service, Education and Conferences, and Scholarly Activity. The typical clinical schedule for a three year fellowship is as follows:

 First year:

  • 16-20 weeks inpatient/consult service
  • 1 full clinic/week (no clinic when on inpatient/consult service)
  • 3 to 4 half-day bronchoscopy days per month    

Second year:

  • 10-12 weeks inpatient/consult service
  • 1 full clinic/week
  • 2 to 4 half-day bronchoscopy days per month

Third year:

  • 4-8 weeks inpatient/consult service
  • ½ to 1 full clinic/week (depending on research vs. clinical focus)
  • 1 to 4 half-day bronchoscopy days per month

 

The curriculum does have some flexibility to accommodate special research training needs; the program is happy to discuss alternative curricula with interested applicants to ensure ACGME requirements are met.

Board Review
Fellows learning lung physiology at board review