rotations and conferences
Our clinical training exposes fellows to a comprehensive curriculum while caring for a diverse community. Our critical care experience is fast-paced with high patient turnover, high acuity, and with the opportunity to make new, urgently needed diagnoses and provide evidence-based care. Our fellows have a leadership role in the intensive care unit as clinicians and educators. Pulmonary medicine training occurs in inpatient and outpatient consultative rotations, general pulmonary clinics, and specialty clinics devoted to pulmonary hypertension, mycobacterial disease, interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, neuromuscular respiratory disease, HIV related pulmonary disease, and allergy. We have strong procedural training opportunities, and our fellows graduate with extensive experience in airway management (60-150 endotracheal intubations) and advanced bronchoscopy (40-60 EBUS procedures).
To develop the fundamental skills to appreciate, interpret, and contribute to scholarship in medicine, our fellows participate in mentored research projects; approximately 3 months are available each year for scholarly activity. Finally, the LSU Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship trains physician-citizens. Through our Global Pulmonary Health Scholars exchange program, we have sent fellows to Turkey, Brazil, India, and Vietnam for international exposures to comparative health systems, pulmonary diseases, and professionalism. With support from the American Thoracic Society, we have sent fellows to ATS Hill Day in Washington DC to learn about the physician voice in government, and this year two fellows served on the Louisiana Governor's COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force.
A highlight of the week for our fellows and faculty, held at LSU Health Sciences Center, Medical Education Building, Pulmonary Conference Room and monthly at the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, Ochsner Medical Center.
1:00 - 2:00 PM Fellows present Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Physiology Conference or Senior Topic
2:00 - 3:00 PM Faculty Lecture
3:00 - 4:00 PM Chest Conference
4:00 - 4:30 PM Fellowship Check-in or Fellows present Research Update
Multidisciplinary Interstitial Lung Disease Conference, Tuesday Noon - 1:00 PM University Medical Center New Orleans (access also via ZOOM), monthly
Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Board Conference, Friday 7:00 - 8:00 AM University Medical Center New Orleans (access also via ZOOM), monthly
Thoracic Oncology Conference, Wednesday Noon - 1:00 PM Ochsner Medical Center, weekly
LSU Medicine Grand Rounds, Friday Noon - 1:00 PM LSU Health Sciences Center (access also via ZOOM), weekly