Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at the University of Louisville adheres to the requirements for Pediatric Pulmonology certification by the Pulmonology Sub board of the American Board of Pediatrics, and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The goal of our program is to meet the fellow’s career goals through an individualized training program. Fellows can choose to pursue a degree program (MS in Clinical Investigation or Public Health) that includes coursework in the science of clinical research, manuscript writing, grant writing, epidemiology, ethical & policy issues in clinical research, and biostatistics. We will ensure the fellow develops the core knowledge, skills and experience that will enable them to provide children of all ages with pulmonary problems excellence in clinical care. Each fellow will be given ample opportunity to hone their teaching skills, conduct meaningful research, participate in quality improvement initiatives and assume leadership roles in taskforces. We strive to achieve a balanced fellowship experience to include fostering fellow wellbeing. By the end of the Fellowship, the fellow will be able to successfully sit for examination by the American Board of Pediatrics Pulmonary Sub board examination and be confident they are ready for unsupervised practice in the field of Pediatric Pulmonary.

Faculty

The program faculty members are all recognized as exceptional teachers and role models for young physicians.  Each one is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology.  They have a variety of research interests, including severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung diseases, recurrent pulmonary infections, wheezing in infancy, and congenital airways and pulmonary malformations.

Application Process

Eligibility

All applicant must have completed a pediatric residency from an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) approved training program or be ABP certified in pediatrics.

ERAS

Applications may be submitted via ERAS® – The Electronic Residency Application Service. 

 Tips Getting Started with ERAS:

  • Get your MyERAS token and user guide through the ERAS web site
  • Register with MyERAS online
  • If you have questions regarding ERAS, please send your questions to myeras@aamc.org or mail to:

 

National Resident Matching Program
2121 K Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20037
Toll Free: (866) 653-NRMP
Local: (202) 400-2233
support@nrmp.org

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted June through September each year. All materials must be received by October 1 to be considered complete.  Interviews will not be scheduled until all materials are received.

Interviews

Following a review of the applications, applicants that are a good match for our program will be contacted to set up an interview. The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine provides candidates with one night hotel accommodations as well as a lunch with our staff on the day of the interview.

On the interview day, applicants will meet with faculty as well as tour our clinic and Norton Children’s Hospital.

The Match

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for all positions.  Please review the National Residency Matching Program web site for match registration policies and dates.  www.nrmp.org/fellow/index.html

Contact Us


Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program

Fellow Benefits

Basic Benefits

  • New laptop provided in 1st year of fellowship
  • Four weeks of paid vacation per year
  • The University offers a complete package of insurance coverage for our fellows and their families, including health, dental, vision, prescription, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Supplemental Life, Short Term Disability and Long Term Care. Detailed plan information can be found on the University of Louisville Human Resources site.
  • Coverage for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care is included in the medical plan
  • Free professional liability insurance
  • A 10% UL bookstore discount on books and supplies with a valid University of Louisville Identification Card.
  • Free on campus gym membership through the University
  • Reduced rate on athletic tickets
  • Parking at Norton Children’s Hospital attached garage
  • Potential moonlighting opportunities within the department
  • Opportunity to earn Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences (MSc CIS)

 

Salaries (2017-2018)

  • PGY 4 $58,927
  • PGY 5 $61,906
  • PGY 6 $64,494

 

Additional benefits:

  • Professional meetings: Ability to attend up to one national or international meeting (American Thoracic Society, CHEST and/or North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference) per year if you are presenting an abstract with all basic associated costs covered.
  • Reimbursement for initial expenses for Kentucky Medical License, DEA, and other related fees with division covering subsequent training years
  • Organizational dues: American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Tuition and textbooks for MSc CIS courses
  • Over $300 in textbooks and manuals provided in first year of fellowship
  • $300 bonus per year (from Norton Children’s Hospital) to spend on local memberships (such as to the zoo, science museum, YMCA, etc.) or other local attractions

Curriculum

Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship

Year 1

Months

Location

Pulmonology

6

Norton Children's Hospital/
Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic

Electives

2

Norton Children's Hospital/
Subspecialty clinics

Research

3

Vacation

1

Year 2

Months

Location

Pulmonology

5

Norton Children's Hospital/
Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic

Electives

1

Norton Children's Hospital/
Subspecialty clinics

Research

5

Vacation

1

Year 3

Months 

Location

Pulmonology

2

Norton Children's Hospital/
Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic

Electives

1

Norton Children's Hospital/
Subspecialty clinics

Research

8

3

Vacation

1

Total:
Clinical – 17 months
Research – 16 months
Vacation – 3 months

Sample schedule

 

Research Requirement

In addition to the time spent participating in guided research during the clinic rotation, fellows have several months devoted to research alone.  Fellows are encouraged to identify areas of research interest early in the program and to establish basic science mentors.  It is our expectation that all fellows will have submitted a publication by the time they graduate.

Master's in Clinical Investigation (M.Sc.)

Master’s in Clinical Investigation (M.Sc.)

As part of the fellowship program, fellows have the option to obtain a Master’s in Clinical Investigation (M.Sc.) through the University of Louisville Graduate School of Public Health and Informational Sciences. Admission requirements and forms may be obtained from the program administrator, Tammi Thomas, by calling 502-852-3289.

Tuition and book costs are paid by the division.

Three Year M.Sc. Option for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

Coursework

31 total credit hours of required coursework:
     19 credit hours of required coursework 
       9 credit hours of elective coursework 
       3 credit hours of mentored research

Fall Semester Options
PHMS-523 -Public Health in the U.S.* (2) {Hybrid}
PHST-500 -Biostatistics I (3) {Online}
PHST-624 - Clinical Trials I (2) {Hybrid}
PHST-631 -Data Collection for Clinical Research (2) {Hybrid}

Spring Semester Options
PHST-501 -Biostatistics II (3) {Online}
PHEP-614 -Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology(2) {Live OR Hybrid}
PHST-625-Clinical Trials I (2) {Hybrid}
PHPH-601 -Evaluating Health Care Literature (1) {Online}
PHPH-632 -Ethical Conduct of Research (2) {Live}

Summer Semester Options (3rd Year ONLY)
PHPH-699 - Mentored Research (3) {Independent}

Elective Options

  • PHST-XXX
  • PHEP-XXX
  • PHPB-604 (3) {Hybrid}
  • PHPB-501 (2) {Hybrid}
  • PHPH-610 (2) {Live}
  • ENGL-599 (3) {Live}
  • CECS-536 (3) {Live}
  • SOC-618 (3) {Live}

 

SUGGESTED CURRICULUM

 Year 1 
Fall Semester 
PHCI 611 - Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology (2)
PHCI 610 - New Drug and Device Development (2)

Spring Semester 
PHCI 650–Medical Decision Analysis (2)
PHCI 601- Evaluation of Health Care Literature (1)
PHCI 632 - Ethical Conduct of Health Care Research (2) 

Year 2
Fall Semester
PHST 500- Introduction to biostatistics (3)
PHCI 631 – Social & Behavioral Science in Health Care (2)

Spring Semester
PHCI 624 – Clinical Trials I (2)

Year 3
Summer Semester
PHCI 699 – Mentored Research (5)
PHCI 501 - Bench to Bedside (1)

Fall Semester
PHCI 625 – Clinical Trials II (2)
PHPH 696 – Issues in Public Health (2)

Spring Semester
PHEP 602 – Epi Methods (3)
PHCI 629 – Special Topics:  Epi Methods (1)
PHCI 699 – Mentored Research (1)

Foreign Nationals and International Applicants

Foreign Nationals and International Applicants

All graduates of medical schools outside of the United States or Canada must have a valid ECFME certificate to train in University of Louisville residency program.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine accepts international Medical Graduates (IMGs) into our program.  IMGs applying to our program should note the following:

  • UofL will only sponsor J1 Visas
  • UofL prefers U.S. clinical experience
  • candidates must have a valid ECFMG certificate upon completion of medical school

Visas Not Accepted:

  • H1B Visas

Because residents are classified as students at the University of Louisville, the University does not sponsor H1B visas for residency training.

  • J2 Dependent Visas

J2 dependent visas are not accepted for residency training. These individuals must obtain their own J1 visa status.  (Exceptions may be considered by the Associate Dean for GME on a case-by-case basis).

  • J1 Research Visa

The J1 research visa does not allow the clinical activity required for residency training program.  Those applicants currently sponsored on the J1 Research visa must apply for a change of category to J1 Clinical, which requires Department of State approval.