Pulmonary Fellowship Training at the Seattle PPC

The Pediatric Pulmonary Center's pulmonary fellowship training program is an accredited program of the American Council of Graduate Medical Education. Graduates of the program are eligible for subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.

The PPC training fellowship is a three year experience with a maximum of sixteen months spent in clinical training; the remainder is spent learning leadership skills and research methods.

Clinical Competency Training

First year of the fellowship

  • Pediatric pulmonary fellows are expected to achieve clinical competency for by the end of the first year of fellowship training.
  • Six four-week clinical rotations in the first year of training
  • Trainees participate in outpatient Chest and CF clinics

Second and third years of the fellowship

  • Two four-week clinical rotations in each of the second and third years
  • Focus on clinical team management, coordination of care, and teaching
  • Trainees participate in outpatient Chest and CF clinics

Leadership Training

Leadership training is integrated into both clinical and research activities during all three years of the fellowship.

For a description of leadership training for fellows, see Goals and Objectives for PPC Trainees and UW MCH Leadership Consortium.

Research Training

Research training occurs for four months during the first year and sixteen months during the second and third year of fellowship training.

Trainees:

  • take didactic courses in research design and biostatistics
  • attend research seminars and research-specific working groups with collaborators
  • conduct original research

Fellows meet objectives through:

  1. Didactic courses and research seminars
  2. Conducting collaborative research after identifying one or more research preceptors
    • The research mentor and fellowship training director meet to identify responsibilities for each trainee during the months of research training and meet quarterly to monitor the trainees' progress.
    • Each trainee works directly with their research preceptor using the preceptor's facilities, equipment, and support personnel.
    • Each trainee is encouraged to initiate and complete both a clinical and basic research project involving one aspect of chronic pediatric respiratory disease.
    • Clinical research will be supervised by a physician staff member of the Pulmonary Division at CHMC.
    • A research project will be designed based upon current literature and will be conducted in years two and three.
    • As an exercise, the trainee will write a research grant during the second year to obtain research funding for the third year.
Applying for a PPC Pulmonary Fellowship

For additional program details or to apply for a fellowship position, write to one of the fellowship directors, Dr. Greg Redding or Dr. Ron Gibson, at:

Pulmonary Medicine Division, A-5937
Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Requirements
  • Completion of three years of pediatric residency in an accredited program
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in clinical, teaching, and/or community service
  • Demonstrated clinical competency in medical care of children and teaching skills
  • Commitment to a career goal in academic medicine
  • Interest in developing research skills
Application materials to be submitted:
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement including goals and objectives that will be met by the PPC training experience
  • Sample of written material such as an article, academic paper, or patient education brochure
  • Curriculum vitae
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