Fellowship Program (Pulmonary)
Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program
I. Broad Program Description
The Emory University Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited program. We are affiliated with the Emory University with the majority of our clinical services provided at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Pulmonary ambulatory clinics are held next door to Egleston at the Emory Children’s Center and cystic fibrosis ambulatory clinics at the cystic fibrosis center up the street.
The broad goal of our pediatric pulmonary fellowship program is to prepare post-graduate trainees for successful careers in academic pediatric pulmonary medicine. To accomplish this goal, trainees will engage in a comprehensive curriculum which includes diverse clinical assignments, substantial preparation in research design and methodology, and formal teaching. We recognize that applicants will come from diverse backgrounds, and therefore will need to emphasize specific areas to complete their preparation. Although all trainees will participate in core activities, the curriculum is flexible so as to facilitate assimilation into different career paths. Our program offers three unique paths that parallel faculty career tracks: clinician-educator, clinical researcher and basic science researcher. The curriculum through which the trainee will engage in study to achieve these career paths are described below. By identifying career goals early in fellowship, we can help create an education that will prepare our fellows for a successful career in academic pediatric pulmonary medicine.
II. Program Eligibility
Applicants are eligible for the program if they meet the following requirements:
- Have completed (or will complete by July 1st of expected start year) an ACGME-accredited residency program. A complete listing of ACGME-accredited residency programs is available on-line at: http://www.acgme.org/adspublic/
- Have passed all components of the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination, including:
- Step I
- Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge)
- Step 2 (Clinical Skills)
- Step 3
- Have fulfilled the eligibility requirements for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.
- Are eligible for medical licensure in the state of Georgia. Refer to website for details: Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.
- Certification by the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Information on ECFMG Certification may be obtained at http://www.ecfmg.org.
- Successful completion of the ECFMG English Examination.
III. The Department of Pediatrics at Emory University and the Division of Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis and Sleep Medicine (PACS)
The Department of Pediatrics at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are leaders in patient care, education, research, and child advocacy. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been named one of the top hospitals in America in 2007 by U.S. News and World Report, and was recently named one of the top 10 children’s hospitals by Child Magazine. Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) also house a nationally-recognized pediatric residency training program. The PACS division is a combined division that runs a very busy clinical service focused on the treatment of children with a wide variety of general pulmonary diseases, including those with cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic respiratory failure, sleep disordered breathing, interstitial lung diseases, chest wall deformities, chronic lung diseases of the premature infant, pulmonary aspiration, sickle cell chronic lung disease, and pulmonary masses. Areas of research focus include severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, and acute lung injury as they relate to patient outcomes (including responses to pharmacological and other therapeutic interventions), oxidant stress and redox signaling, airway cellular function, and the molecular regulation of lung inflammation. The division has ongoing collaborations with other subspecialties in the Department of Pediatrics, the university basic science departments, the Rollins School of Public Health, and the adult pulmonary division. Additionally, the Division has active collaborations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
In 1998, Egleston Children's Health Care System and Scottish Rite Medical Center came together to form Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) which is one of the largest pediatric systems in the country. In 2006, Children's assumed responsibility for the management of services at Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital —growing the system to three hospitals and seventeen satellite locations — all designed to better meet the needs of the community. CHOA as a whole has 474 beds within the three hospitals and cares for half a million children annually. In 2007, CHOA at Egleston expanded their clinical facilities by adding a new tower. Currently, Egleston has 255 non-ICU hospital beds, as well as 30 PICU, 24 CICU and 32 NICU beds.
Emory University and CHOA at Egleston are located near the heart of downtown Atlanta. The city of Atlanta is a vibrant and diverse city with excellent entertainment, restaurants and activities. For more information, please visit the following helpful websites:
|Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta||http://www.choa.org|
|Emory Department of Pediatrics||http://www.pediatrics.emory.edu|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||http://www.gatech.edu|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||http://www.cdc.gov|
|Atlanta Travel Guide||http://www.atlanta.net|
|Atlanta Official Guide||http://www.atlanta.com|
Application Timeline and Selection Procedure
For further questions, please contact
Katherine N. Farmer, MS
Fellowship Program Coordinator
2015 Uppergate Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Main: (404) 727-0903
Fax: (404) 727-8213