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Clinical Training: Years 2 and 3

Pulmonary Consultation Service (UI Hospitals & Clinics inpatient)

During their second and third year of training fellows spend 1.5 months/year on the inpatient pulmonary consultation service. They see an extremely wide array of pulmonary and critical care diseases and learn the art of functioning as a subspecialist consultant.

Procedures/Physiology Service

During their second and third years of training fellows spend 1.5 months/year on a multidisciplinary service where they perform pulmonary procedures in the morning (bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, etc) and attend sleep medicine and pulmonary rehabilitation clinics and perform cardiopulmonary exercise tests in the afternoon.

Subspecialty Clinics

Each fellow attends subspecialty clinics ½ day/week for a total of six months during their second and third year. A wide variety of subspecialty clinic experiences are available including lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, TB, interstitial lung disease, asthma, occupational medicine, sleep medicine, lung transplantation and pulmonary hypertension.

Continuity of Care (COC) Clinic

Each fellow has a COC clinic throughout their three years of fellowship. During the 1st year fellows have clinic for a total of 8 months. During all of the second and third years fellows have clinic ½ day each week – rotating between UI Hospitals & Clinics and VA Medical Center. These clinics are staffed by attending physicians dedicated to the fellow’s clinic - chosen specifically for their teaching interest and ability. The clinic patient mix encompasses the entire spectrum of pulmonary medicine.