Fellows are expected to attend conferences and engage in additional educational opportunities to meet his/her academic needs.
Pediatric Pulmonary Grand Rounds
These weekly meetings are required for pediatric pulmonary fellows. Topics range from case presentations, research in progress presentations, morbidity and mortality conferences, and lecture topics designed to complement/supplement the clinical experience. Those in attendance develop competencies directed at patient care, knowledge, and performance-based learning.
Pediatric Pulmonary Journal Club occurs monthly. Faculty work with the fellows to select and present appropriate journals. We believe these experiences are essential in teaching a fellow how to review a paper and critically analyze the literature. Each fellows presents and critically reviews an article at journal club at least once a year. Those in attendance develop competencies directed at patient care, knowledge and performance-based learning.
This conference is scheduled the 4th Tuesday of every month. It is an interdisciplinary conference for discussion of complex patient cases that required a lung biopsy or that resulted in an autopsy. The focus of these cases is a systematic review of the patient’s problem, discussion of complications if they occurred in the case, and a review of the literature about the problem. All patients from the pediatric pulmonary service that have died and had an autopsy will have their case reviewed in this conference. Those in attendance develop competencies directed at patient care, knowledge, performance-based learning, and system-based learning.
Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Conference
This conference is scheduled monthly. It is an interdisciplinary conference with chILD experts from pulmonary, pathology, and radiology. 1-2 patients with chILD are presented, either from Children’s Hospital Colorado or external consultations.
Western States Pediatric Pulmonary Case Study Conference
This conference is scheduled monthly in the evenings during the academic year. It is a regional conference web –based conference, and Colorado has a strong presence with at least once presentation annually. This is a unique opportunity to learn about unusual cases from other centers as well as different centers’ approaches to diagnosis and management.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Pediatric Grand Rounds is scheduled weekly during the academic year. Speakers include University of Colorado faculty and invited guests who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in pediatric-related topics.
Research Group Meeting
Depending upon the basic or clinical investigator that you may elect to work with, they all will have a weekly research meeting, which you will be expected to attend. These meetings will be critical for you to review the work of others in your lab and for them to review your work. Those in attendance develop competencies directed at knowledge and performance-based learning.
Annual Fellowship Education Meeting ("Cotton Club")
This is an annual meeting developed in honor of the founder of the fellowship program, Dr. Ernie Cotton. Current faculty and fellows, previous fellows, and one or two invited distinguished professors attend the meeting, creating a rich atmosphere of learning. This meeting is focused on the fellow’s career and research development. Fellows will be required to present a case report or other topic during their first year and their research in progress during years two and three of their training. This provides an opportunity for the faculty to monitor their progress in the laboratory and to receive feedback about their research. Those in attendance develop competencies directed at patient care, knowledge, performance-based learning, and system-based learning. Besides it is FUN!
As a section, we support exposing the fellows to national level research meetings. First year fellows will be allocated $1,500 to attend either the Cystic Fibrosis meeting or the American Thoracic Society Meeting. Senior fellows are expected to submit an abstract or proposed presentation, and are supported to attend one conference annually. Additional meetings at which the fellow will be presenting research papers or abstracts may be arranged with their research mentor.
Clinical Scientist Master’s Program
This is graduate level course work for individuals who will pursue clinical research such as translational clinical research, clinical trials, or outcomes research. This program is a unique opportunity to develop more in-depth training and a comprehensive exposure to competencies required for a successful career in clinical research. Funding for this program is provided through grant support or directly by the pediatric pulmonary section. A copy of your transcripts must be included in your fellowship file at the end of your fellowship. Those who complete the required course work develop competencies directed at patient care, knowledge, performance-based learning, professionalism, and system-based learning.
Department of Pediatric First Year Fellows Retreats
These seminars are required for all first year fellows. Those who complete the required seminars develop competencies directed at patient care, knowledge, performance-based learning, professionalism, and system-based learning.
Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology
This course is recommended for second year pediatric pulmonary fellows who plan to pursue research in a basic laboratory. This course runs through July and establishes basic molecular biology techniques and the principles behind these techniques. It also reviews essential biochemistry and molecular biology that may be needed in your future research