Fellow education is a high priority for the Division, and accomplished through various didactics, conferences, and simulation sessions.
- Orientation: Faculty-driven lectures and simulations on essential pulmonary and critical care topics.
- Core curriculum lectures (twice-weekly): Fellows lead discussions in various relevant basic science, histopathology, radiology, and clinical conferences.
- Multi-disciplinary thoracic tumor board (LLUMC) and Pulmonary Nodule Conference (VAMC), weekly.
- MICU Morbidity and Mortality Conference (LLUMC).
- Journal Club, monthly.
- Various faculty-driven subspecialty curricula.
- Chest conference.
- Critical care grand rounds.
- Simulations include bronchoscopy, pleural procedures, airway management, PA catheters, percutaneous tracheostomy, and ventilators.
- Critical Care Ultrasound Symposium, provided by ultrasound experts from various disciplines at LLUMC, yearly.
- Extensive reading and other educational materials are made available. http://www.thoracic.org/go/atsreadinglist.
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.