The main goal of this training program is to develop requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to demonstrate competence in patient care, knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills relevant to the combined discipline of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Evaluation of competencies is accomplished by a variety of instruments including global evaluations, direct observation, chart auditing, problem based learning and teaching, and multisource feed back using patient and other health care provider input.
Fellows are required to rotate through a variety of clinical services to obtain the breadth and depth of exposure to disease states needed to form the base of knowledge and experience for a subspecialist in these fields. In addition, during this three year training program, fellows are required to participate in meaningful research and in at least one QA/QI project. Consideration of academic careers is encouraged.
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