Years 2 and 3 of the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship are primarily dedicated to hypothesis-driven research with decreased clinical responsibilities from the first year of training. Two distinct research pathways are offered, laboratory-based research and clinical research. Additional pathways are available if recognized by the ABP to qualify for sitting for pulmonary boards. A major goal of our training program is to provide fellows a focused environment in which they can develop research interests which will be integrated into their future careers. The Scholarship Oversite Committee (SOC) will guide the fellow along with their research mentor, meeting biannually during the 3 years of the fellowship training.
With a wide variety of research options available, fellows have the opportunity to participate in an ongoing research project or establish projects of their own under a faculty mentor. These mentors may be pulmonary faculty or faculty in other divisions and departments within MCW. Regardless of the research pathway the fellow selects, the ultimate goals include national presentations and publishing a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal.