Training in outpatient medicine is a major component of the fellowship experience at Penn.
Training takes place in a wide variety of venues, providing fellows with a diverse experience and exposure to a broad spectrum of patient populations.
During the first two years, each pulmonary fellow sees outpatients one half-day a week in a General Pulmonary Continuity Clinic, closely supervised by teaching faculty. In the first year, this is supplemented by ambulatory experiences at the VAMC in general pulmonary and sleep. Beginning the second year of training and continuing through the third year, in addition to maintaining their own continuity practice, fellows select subspecialty clinics to attend on a regular basis. Fellows may choose from a menu of general faculty practices and a variety of specialized outpatient programs, including:
- Sleep medicine
- Lung transplantation
- Cystic fibrosis
- Pulmonary vascular disease
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
In the third year, each fellow is assigned to the practice of one of Penn's faculty in a preceptorship that provides exposure to a wide variety of complex pulmonary disorders and allows for a one-on-one experience between fellow and attending.