Characteristics of Our Fellows
We welcome applications from pediatricians who are committed to patient care, education, and scholarship and who have completed an accredited pediatric residency program and are eligible for the Pediatric Boards. Fellows who are board eligible must become board certified during their fellowship in order to be eligible for the Pediatric Pulmonology sub-board.
In general, our fellows are excellent clinicians and have been highly rated residents. All fellows commit to the serious research training inherent in our program, and all enter the program with some interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine. Some have had extensive research experience prior to entering the fellowship, but some have not.
Three years of fellowship training usually lead to board eligibility in Pediatric Pulmonology. On rare occasions, fellows do not seek clinical training and concentrate only on the research aspects of training, or have received clinical training elsewhere. Such requests are reviewed individually.
- Since its inception, the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's/Case Western Reserve University Pediatric Pulmonology Training Program has graduated nearly 70 fellows, accounting for approximately 6.5% of all practicing pediatric pulmonologists in the U.S.
- Graduates of our training program include multiple Department Chairs and Division Chiefs, as well as a substantial number of CF Center Directors and training program directors. Many recent and prior graduates continue to succeed as funded physician-scientists and excellent academic clinician educators across the country.
- Board passage rate is outstanding: 27 fellows graduated since 1995 and 26 of 27 have achieved subspecialty board certification (ie. successfully passed the pediatric pulmonology board exam).