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  • 1. Department of Pediatrics Division of Pulmonary, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis and Sleep 2015 Uppergate Drive Atlanta, GA 30322 Ph: 404-727-9112 Fax: 404-712-7912 Email: For 2008 and 2009 Emory University Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Applicants: Thank you for your inquiry regarding post-graduate residency training in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Emory University. Enclosed you will find an application form and a brief description of the program. Please review the materials and submit a complete application and letters of reference by February 1st of the year before the expected first year of training. We prefer to interview all applicants and expect to offer positions approximately one year in advance of the scheduled onset of training. If you have any questions about the application procedures and requirements, please call the Program Administrative Assistant, Ms. Glenda Bradshaw, at 404- 712-8283 or the Associate Program Director, Anne Fitzpatrick, C-PNP, PhD at 404-727-9112. Broad Program Description The broad goal of the program is to prepare post-graduate trainees for successful careers in academic pediatric pulmonary medicine. To accomplish this goal, trainees will engage in a comprehensive curriculum which includes diverse clinical assignments, substantial preparation in research methods and design, and teaching methods. We recognize that applicants will come from diverse backgrounds, and therefore will need to emphasize specific areas to complete their preparation. Although all trainees will participate in core activities, the curriculum is flexible so as to facilitate assimilation into a different career tracks including the physician scientist, clinician scientist, and clinician educator paths. Department of Pediatrics at Emory University and the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Cystic Fibrosis and Sleep Medicine The Department of Pediatrics at Emory University is a leader in patient care, education, research and child advocacy, and has a nationally recognized pediatric residency training program. Our Division runs a very busy clinical service with a number of clinical research activities. Areas of clinical and clinical research focus include severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, sleep, and primary immune deficiencies. Areas of focus for basic research are redox signaling, macrophage function, and molecular regulation of lung inflammation. The Division has active collaborations with other subspecialties in the Department of Pediatrics, the basic science departments, and the adult Pulmonary Division. Additionally, the Division has active collaborations with faculty in the Rollins School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • 2. Atlanta, GA The city of Atlanta is a vibrant and diverse city with excellent entertainment, restaurants and sports activities. Children's Hospital of Atlanta is in the midst of a major expansion and renovation at its Emory/Egleston and north Atlanta/Scottish Rite locations. Clinical Preparation Clinical activities are scheduled throughout the three years of post-graduate training. In the first year trainees are required to spend at least one month in the pediatric intensive care unit, one to two months on the general pulmonary wards, and take special electives in cystic fibrosis, sleep, pulmonary function laboratory, and asthma clinics. Trainees will spend at least one to two months per year of the three years participating in the out-patient clinics at Georgia Pediatric Pulmonary Associates (GPPA). In this way trainees will experience diverse service environments from a busy specialty practice to a more structured care environment in the CF Center. Trainees will be closely supervised by attending physicians in each clinical experience, but will be increasingly encouraged to assume a visible and direct role in the management of patients and utilize the attending of record as a teaching resource. Advanced clinical training is available in all aspects of pediatric pulmonary medicine including technology-dependent care, apnea monitoring, sleep medicine, adolescent and young adult cystic fibrosis care, pulmonary hypertension, severe asthma, sickle cell lung disease, critical care, interventional bronchoscopy, and transplant medicine. Research Program In the first year trainees will participate in a core research preparation course offered by the Department of Pediatrics. Trainees will be encouraged early on to identify a general area of research interest and arrange meetings with potential mentors. Trainees will be assisted in this activity by the Division Director, Dr. Stecenko, who after some deliberation will appoint a research oversight committee for each trainee. This committee will include the identified research mentor, and one or more faculty outside of the Department of Pediatrics to oversee the research progress of fellows. By the end of the first year trainees will have selected a research mentor and should be well on the way towards the completion of a background summary and preliminary steps in the pursuit of a major research project. This effort will proceed along a parallel track with clinical assignments in Year one. Years two and three of the training program heavily emphasize research training, with the goal of a completed project including data analysis by the middle or so of the third year. A benchmark of success in the research phase of the training program will be the submission of a full-length manuscript for publication in a peer- reviewed journal. Conferences and Teaching Preparation The Division conducts regularly scheduled conferences including a mini-course in clinical pulmonary medicine oriented to post-graduate trainees. Trainees will prepare one or more lectures per year on a clinical topic that will be presented to Divisional Faculty, and constructively evaluated with regards to style and content. Research conferences are scheduled monthly in the Division, and weekly in adult pulmonary medicine. Fellow participation in these is considered mandatory. Trainees are expected to present research work in progress at least annually for Faculty feedback.
  • 3. Evaluation Procedures Fellows receive written evaluations at the end of each clinical rotation. These are available for the trainee to review, and in addition trainees will have formal evaluations by the Program Director and Division Director on a regular basis throughout the period of training. Verbal feedback is also highly encouraged, and conflicts will be resolved with the Program Director as expediently as possible. Evaluation of research activity will occur regularly through meetings and reports from the trainee’s oversight committee. Thanks again for the interest in our training program. Sincerely, W. Gerald Teague, MD Professor of Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program Director Arlene Stecenko, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis and Sleep Department of Pediatrics Investigator, McKelvey Lung Transplantation Center Marcus Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology Anne Mentro Fitzpatrick, PhD, APRN, CPNP Instructor, Department of Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program Associate Director Encl: Fellowship application
  • 4. Attach a recent photo (optional) Application Form Post-Graduate Residency Training in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Division of Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sleep Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine 2015 Uppergate Drive Atlanta, GA 30322 W. Gerald Teague, MD Anne Fitzpatrick, C-PNP, PhD Glenda F. Bradshaw Program Director Associate Program Director Program Administrative Asst. Telephone: 404-727-4892 Telephone: 404-727-9112 Telephone: 404-712-8283 Fax: 404-712-9712 Fax: 404-712-9712 Fax: 404-712-9712 E mail: Email: E mail: DIRECTIONS 1. Carefully read the cover letter which lists specific program eligibility requirements. 2. Complete the application form. 3. Submit letters of recommendation as described below. 4. Attach a copy of Medical School Diploma Last Name:                      First Name:                      Middle:                      Social Security Number:                     Fellowship Start Date: July 2008 July 2009 Postgraduate training applied for: PGY4 PGY 5 PGY 6 Home Address: Street:                                                         City, State, Zip code:                                                         Business Address: Street:                                                         City, State, Zip code:                                                         Email Address:                                               Preferred mode of communication: E mail Cell phone                      Other                      4
  • 5. Socio-economic status (only the sections marked with an asterisk * are required): Birthdate:                      Birthplace:                                     Citizenship: (*)                      Visa Status: (*)                                     Marital Status: married single If married, Name of Spouse:                                Name and Ages of Children:                                Age                                     Age                                     Age      Military Service (dates, rank, location):                                                             EDUCATION: Name Location Degrees Years College                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Medical School                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Other (PhD, MPH)                                                                                                                                                                                                                               POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING: (If Foreign Medical School Graduate, please enclose a copy of your Foreign Medical Graduates Test with Dates and Results). Name of Hospital Type Chief of Service Internship (PGY-1) From:            To:                                                                                     Residency (PGY-2) From:            To:                                                                                     Residency (PGY-3) From:            To:                                                                                     5
  • 6. OTHER POST-GRADUATE TRAINING: Dates Name of Hospital Type Chief of Service From:            To:                                                                                     From:            To:                                                                                     From:            To:                                                                                     POST-GRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING: Dates Name of Hospital Type Mentor or Advisor From:            To:                                                                                     From:            To:                                                                                     PRESENT POSITION AND INSTITUTION:                                                                                                 PRESENT CHIEF OF SERVICE AND ADDRESS:                                                                                                                                                                                                 NATIONAL AND STATE BOARD EXAMINATIONS (Dates taken and results):                                                                                                                                                                                                 PRIMARY AND SUBSPECIALTY BOARD ELIGIBILITY (Are you board-eligible or board-certified in general pediatrics as determined by the American Board of Pediatrics? If so please provide dates and certification numbers):                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In what states are you licensed to practice?                                                              6
  • 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY (List all authors in proper sequence, name of article, journal, inclusive pages, dates, and enclose one reprint of each article or attach list of publications:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 AFFILIATIONS WITH MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 7
  • 8. SPECIAL INTERESTS IN PEDIATRIC PULMONARY MEDICINE (Check all that apply) Asthma Cystic Fibrosis Transplantation Sleep Disorders Epidemiology Critical Care Allergy Immunology Pulm. Hypertension Aerodigestive Disease Tech. Dependent AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST (Please describe your primary clinical interests, and what specific training you are looking for towards developing expertise in that area).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8
  • 9. AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST (Please describe your primary research interests. We consider “research” a broad topic, and you could include diverse areas from advocacy to public health, or even policy development. Is there a particular disease or area of lung biology that you are interested in?). Research: Clinical (interventional trials, characterization studies) Translational (mechanistic clinical studies supported by basic methods) Basic (cellular and molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, physiology) Epidemiology (public health, case-control studies, etc) Advocacy/Public Policy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PLANS FOR POST-FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES (Please forecast as best you can exactly what type of activities that you would expect to be involved with after your training program has ended).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 9
  • 10. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (applicant should request they be sent directly to Glenda Bradshaw, Program Administrative Assistant, 2015 Uppergate Drive, Suite 326, Atlanta, GA 30322) : We request letters from all the following that apply. 1. Pediatrics Residency Training Program Director 2. Present Chief of Service or Director during special training or other post-residency activities 3. Two other physicians who are qualified to evaluate the applicant’s ability and qualifications for the specific fellowship. 4. If applicant is in service, a letter of recommendation from his commanding officer. 5. If applicant had post graduate research training, a letter from research mentor or advisor. Return this application form and all letters to Glenda Bradshaw at the address on front page of the application. SIGNATURE_______________________________________DATE:_________________________________ Deadline for Completed Application for July, 2008: Jan 1, 2008 Deadline for Completed Application for July, 2009: Feb 1, 2008 10