In addition to hands on learning centered on our broad patient base, we offer structured didactic courses that cover pulmonary physiology, pathophysiology, and cell and molecular biology relevant to the lung. The materials from these courses provide an excellent board preparation source. All fellows take a month long introductory course on clinical research and study design offered through the medical school during the first year of fellowship. Monthly journal clubs foster evidence based practice and critical appraisal of the literature. Weekly case based conferences allow us to learn from each other about interesting and challenging patients, and weekly research seminars allow us to stay up to date on the latest research being conducted in our division and related fields.