CURRICULUM

Lecture schedule 

The Fellows Didactic lecture series is a weekly conference designed around knowledge acquisition and teaching geared towards core topics to pediatric pulmonary practice and serves as a basis for Boards Preparation.

 

Topics:

-Ventilators                                            - Common disorder of prematurity

-Digital Health Care                              - Hemodynamic Physiology

-Pulmonary Hypertension                   - Respiratory Failure

-Pediatric Airway (ENT)                         -Cardiology considerations CPET

-Sleep Disorder                                       -Allergic Rhinitis

-Novel Therapies                                    -Bronchoscopy

-Steroid Sparing Agents                        -Novel Therapies for CF                  -CF Liver Disease (GI)                            - Immunology

-Chronic Respiratory Failure                -Long Term Ventilator

-Sickle Cell                                              - Journal Club

-Cystic Fibrosis                                     

 -Immunodeficiency                       

-Lung Primary & Secondary Immune Defense Asthma (Updates) 

-Nebulized Medications, IV Antibiotics, Resistance Mechanisms

-Hemodynamic/Lung Mechanic/High Altitude Physiology

-Chronic Cough/Recurrent Pulmonary Infiltrate

-Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)

-Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) (Infant & Peds)

-Upper Airway & Immunocompromised Host 

-Lung Primary & Secondary Immune Defense 
 

 
 
 
 

Clinical Pathological Conference

The Clinical Pathological Conference (CPC) is a highlight of every fellow’s time at Miller’s.The CPC highlights the age old model of medical training during which an entire department learns of a complex disease through the presentation of clinical pathology.

 

Each fellow selects, prepares and presents at least one CPC during fellowship.The goal of the CPC is to utilize a single patient case and present the complexity of the case from the bedside to biopsy and from treatment to outcome.

See one of the great presentations by one of our fellows:

Radiology Conference

The Radiology Department at Miller’s remains dedicated to the care of our patients and the education of our fellows.Aside from an “open door” consultation policy on any patient, fellows regularly interact the director of Pediatric Radiology, Dr. Son Nguyen.

CT, MRI, reconstructive imaging and ultrasound are all reviewed in didactic sessions on a monthly basis with Dr. Nguyen or his colleagues.Understanding radiology is complex.Mastering the skill of radiologic interpretation is achieved by the end of fellowship allowing our graduates to succeed in real world practice.

Grand rounds

Grand Rounds occur every Friday at Miller’s year round.The Pulmonary Division comprises 20% of all Grand Rounds presentations.Our attendings, with their diverse backgrounds, are subject matter experts nationally on a variety of pulmonary topics.

 

In addition, we regularly invite scholars in the field of pulmonary to present at Grand Rounds.Fellows’ attendance is mandatory.However, the quality of presentations and didactics of Grand Rounds is such that it’s a no miss event for many trainees at the institution.

 

WESTERN STATES PEDIATRIC PULMONARY CASE STUDIES

 

The University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center facilitates a monthly Western States Pediatric Pulmonary Case Study for pediatric pulmonologists, fellows,

and trainees.

These case studies have grown from only including the Western States to national and international participants. Each month there is a new presenter from one of the participating institutions.