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Pediatrics - Pulmonary

Houston, Texas

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Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Training Program

The fellowship training program at Baylor College of Medicine is a fully accredited three-year post-graduate training program designed to prepare its graduates for productive careers in pediatric pulmonary medicine. Graduates of the program are provided with the opportunity to acquire the skills and expertise necessary to excel in academic or private practice settings.

The program stresses the development of strong clinical, teaching and research abilities with an emphasis on satisfying the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics for subspecialty certification in pediatric pulmonology.

The program strives to fulfill the threefold mission of Baylor College of Medicine: improve healthcare through education, research and service.

Program Goals and Objectives

Pulmonary program residents working with a patient.Encompassing ACGME Core Competencies

  1. Patient Care: Fellows are expected to render patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. The program will provide fellows with the opportunity to master the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and manage pediatric patients with acute and chronic respiratory diseases. Additionally, fellows will be trained in the selection, performance and interpretation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used in the care of pediatric respiratory diseases.
  2. Medical Knowledge: Fellows are expected to acquire the knowledge about the established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences necessary to provide compassionate, appropriate and effective patient care. This will include specific knowledge of respiratory tract development, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and epidemiology of pediatric respiratory diseases.
  3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Fellows are expected to participate in an ongoing process that involves the investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific knowledge and improvements in patient care. Fellows are expected to engage in Scholarly Activity as defined by the American Board of Pediatrics. The program will aid fellows in developing the knowledge and skills needed to engage in such activity.
  4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Fellows are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that will result in an effective exchange of information and interaction with patients, patients’ families and other health care professionals. The program will work with fellows to enhance their skills as educators of patients, families and allied health care professionals.
  5. Professionalism: Fellows are expected to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
  6. Systems-Based Practice: Fellows are expected to demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care. They should demonstrate the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.

For Information about our Fellowship Program, contact:

Marc G. Schecter, M.D.

Fellowship Program Director
6701 Fannin, Suite 1040, Houston, TX 77030
E-mail: pedipulm@bcm.edu

Yesenia Ramirez
Fellowship Program Coordinator
6701 Fannin, Suite 1040, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-822-4788
E-mail: yramirez@bcm.edu

Current Pediatric Pulmonology Postdoctoral Fellows

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