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 University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital/CWRU Pediatric Pulmonology Training Program has graduated over 50 fellows, accounting for 6.5 percent of all practicing pulmonologists in the U.S. Graduates of our training program include four department chairs, 21 division chiefs, 21 cystic fibrosis center directors, and many funded physician-scientists and excellent academic clinician educators across the country.