Experience as well as continual care will occur at least one-half day per week for the length of the training program.
In the first and second year, the fellow will have ambulatory care clinic at LUMC and Hines VAMC on alternating weeks . Fellows will discuss the patient assessments with a faculty supervisor.
In the third year, they will rotate through sub-subspecialty clinics, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, thoracic oncology, lung transplant, interstitial lung disease and sleep.
During the ambulatory care experiences, a faculty member will be involved in the supervision of teaching of the fellows, as well as evaluation of educational experience. The fellows, on average, will be responsible for from 1-3 new patients and 3-6 return patients during each one-half day session. There will be experience with continuity of care, and the fellow will have the opportunity to follow patients with a diversity of disease.