The Program
We offer a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology leading to board eligibility for the Pulmonology sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics. Applicants must be board eligible in General Pediatrics by the standards of the American Board of Pediatrics. Our program sponsors H-1 and J-1 visas.

Clinical Training:

Opportunities for excellent clinical training and enhancing critical thinking skills abound including 14-16 months of required and elective clinical rotations, weekly continuity clinics, fellow participation in 25-50 bronchoscopies annually, reading lung function tests and sleep studies, participation in monthly cystic fibrosis, radiology and respiratory technology-dependent conferences, and 2-3 time monthly fellow-led pulmonology section journal clubs, topic reviews and/or patient case conferences.

Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate

in a three year reading list with faculty guidance to also enhance their clinical and critical thinking skills.

Finally, to cement clinical and critical thinking skills, fellows also participate in junior medical student and resident education on rounds, giving lectures and participating in section curricular development.

Outpatient Clinics:

Each fellow is assigned a single half-day clinic per week, when they are not on service, to care for their own panel of pulmonary patients under the supervision of the faculty.

Additionally, fellows can participate on the multi-disciplinary AeroDigestive Evaluation Team, sleep clinic, chronic ventilation clinic, and the Pulmonary hypertension clinic.

Electives:

Each fellow will be exposed to Sleep Medicine and Allergy/Immunology for one month each during their fellowship.  Additional electives are offered in Pediatric Intensive Care, Allergy, and ENT. Fellows also have the opportunity to develop their own electives to match their individual career goals.*

Bronchoscopy:

Fellows are provided an exemplary bronchoscopy experience, including experience with Bronchial Alveolar Lavage (BAL) and ciliary biopsy.  The service fellow is responsible for all inpatient bronchoscopies and may participate on other elective outpatient procedures as well as combined endoscopic procedures with ENT for patients with aerodigestive problems.  Each fellow is responsible for performing procedures on any panel patient that they fellow as well.  Funds are available to send the first year fellow to an annual Bronchoscopy training course.

Educational Opportunities:

The division educational conference provides a forum for state-of-the-art clinical discussions with faculty and fellows.  Format includes formal presentations, journal clubs, pathology, and M&M.

  • Chest Imaging Conference
    • The monthly Chest Imaging Conference facilitates discussion of radiographic studies with a division faculty member, fellows, and a member of the Pediatric Radiology faculty.
  • Fellows Didactic Lecture Series
    • The Fellows Didactic lecture series is a weekly conference designed around knowledge acquisition and teaching geared towards core topics to pediatric pulmonary practice and serves as a basis for board preparation

The organization as a whole also provides educational opportunities such as:

  • Peds PLACE (Pediatric Physician Learning and Collaborative Education)
    • Sponsored by UAMS and ACH every Thursday at noon, this is an interactive telemedicine continuing education program
  • Fellows Conference
    • A hospital-wide monthly program highlighting fellows research and education curriculum
  • Grand Rounds
    • An educational series with guest speakers held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month

* While you will gain a vast insight into all aspects of our Pediatric Pulmonology program, we have the flexibility to customize your fellowship training rotations with your particular interests