The Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program is partially supported by the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UW PPC), an interdisciplinary graduate training program funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The UW PPC is one of six pediatric pulmonary centers in the country whose purpose is to train tomorrow's leaders in the field of maternal and child health. In addition to supporting a pediatric pulmonary fellow, the UW PPC sponsors interdisciplinary training in other health care disciplines that include nursing, social work, nutrition, and respiratory care.
Our fellowship is a three year program, approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME has approved our fellowship for a total of two fellows in training at a time. In the academic year 2012-2013, we are training a third year fellow and a second year fellow. We are accepting applications for fellowship beginning in July 2014 (see application guideline link to the left).
The purpose of the pediatric pulmonary fellowship at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is to educate, guide, and develop physicians who are interested in the care of children with complex respiratory disorders. Pediatric pulmonary fellows receive training in the care of patients, gain experience in research, and develop skills required for teaching and leadership in their profession.
As part of the PPC's leadership training program, the fellowship also incorporates the maternal and child health principles of interdisciplinary, culturally competent, family-centered, community-based care. Fellows train with faculty who exemplify these principles in their practices. They also study alongside trainees from the disciplines of nursing, social work, nutrition, and respiratory care.