- Meghan Keaton, M.D.
- Ixsy Ramirez, M.D., M.P.H.
Mission and Overview
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology directs a Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. This three-year program fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and is accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The goal of this program is to train outstanding academic pediatric pulmonologists – life-long learners who will be future leaders in the field. The provided training is broad in scope and includes a strong faculty, diverse inpatient and outpatient population, superb pulmonary function laboratory, and numerous educational and research opportunities. The program is under the direction of Marc Hershenson, M.D.
Pediatric Pulmonary Fellows are required to take up to 14 months of clinical service; 12 months are usually spent covering the Pediatric Pulmonary inpatient, consult, or outpatient services. The remaining months are usually spent on electives. Elective services include pediatric intensive care, allergy, adult pulmonary, otolaryngology, infectious diseases and others. The outpatient experience includes one half-day clinic each week, staffed by a faculty member. Fellows are expected to see their own patients and follow them continuously for the length of their training. Fellows are trained to perform flexible bronchoscopy and to read pulmonary function tests, multichannel respiratory recordings, and allergy skin tests. Fellows take call from home only during their clinical months. During the first year, the fellow takes call on average one out of every four nights. The last two years of the fellowship, which focus on research, are nearly call-free.
At least 17 months of the three-year Fellowship period are spent in investigative work. During the first year of fellowship, each fellow is introduced and exposed to different programs of pulmonary research at the University of Michigan, including basic science research, mechanistic clinical research and health services research. Strong interdisciplinary interactions exist with the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care; Department of Pathology; Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology; and School of Public Health.
University of Michigan Graduate Medical Education (GME) Scholars Program
The GME Scholars Program consists of 2 tracks, a Medical Education Track and a Healthcare Administration Track. Interested house officers may choose to participate in one of the scholar program tracks during their training. This innovative program will provide participants with a longitudinal training (a 20-month mini-fellowship) experience in one of the above two areas of concentration. This training will be incorporated into their current GME training program, and is open to all University of Michigan house officers (residents and fellows). The primary goal of the GME Scholars Program is to better prepare graduates to assume and succeed in academic positions with a focus in either medical education or healthcare administration at leading academic medical centers. Additionally, the program will allow participants to establish strong mentoring relationships in their chosen area of study, a network for future collaboration, and might serve as a stepping stone to pursue further graduate study if desired. Program participants will begin to develop the knowledge base and skill set required for them to be successful as the next generation of physician leaders. For additional details, please visit the Web site:
Eligible candidates will have either a M.D. or a D.O. degree and will have successfully completed a three-year residency in Pediatrics from an ACGME accredited program. In addition, the Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship follows the Graduate Medical Education policy on eligibility and selection. To view the policy, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan's Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program. Applications are accepted through ERAS.
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine adheres to the Office of Graduate Medical Education's Supervision Policy. To view the policy, please click here. In addition, specific guidelines relating to supervision and duty hours for the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine can be seen here.