Education

Fellow education is a high priority for the Division, and accomplished through various didactics, conferences, and simulation sessions. 

  1. Orientation: Faculty-driven lectures and simulations on essential pulmonary and critical care topics.  
  2. Core curriculum lectures (twice-weekly): Fellows lead discussions in various relevant basic science, histopathology, radiology, and clinical conferences.  
  3. Multi-disciplinary thoracic tumor board (LLUMC) and Pulmonary Nodule Conference (VAMC), weekly. 
  4. MICU Morbidity and Mortality Conference (LLUMC). 
  5. Journal Club, monthly.
  6. Various faculty-driven subspecialty curricula.
  7. Chest conference.  
  8. Critical care grand rounds.
  9. Simulations include bronchoscopy, pleural procedures, airway management, PA catheters, percutaneous tracheostomy, and ventilators.  
  10. Critical Care Ultrasound Symposium, provided by ultrasound experts from various disciplines at LLUMC, yearly.
  11. Extensive reading and other educational materials are made available. http://www.thoracic.org/go/atsreadinglist.

Other Activities

Our fellows are involved in many Division functions, and are encouraged to participate in several community outreach programs.  In addition, many social events, both planned and impromptu, help build a mutual professional and personal comradeship between the fellows and faculty, which often lasts well beyond the training period.