The Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Vasculitis Fellowship includes 12 months of clinical training.
As a fellow in this program, you will participate in rotations through the following areas, as well as elective rotations in related disciplines:
- Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
- Pulmonary Vasculitis Clinic
- Pulmonary pathology
- Thoracic radiology
Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of this fellowship.
As part of this fellowship, you are required to conduct some type of scholarly activity under the direction of supervising faculty.
There is no call rotation for this fellowship.
During the fellowship, opportunities are available for fellows to teach residents and medical students.
While in this fellowship, you are expected to attend a variety of required educational conferences provided by the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your skills, your performance is monitored carefully during this fellowship. You are evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation, and you meet with the program director to review these evaluations. This is accomplished through the electronic process Integrated Scheduling and Evaluation System (ISES) available anytime from any Mayo Clinic workstation or via remote access.
ISES is linked to the six core competencies identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education:
- Patient care
- Medical knowledge
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Systems-based practice
Completed faculty evaluations are reviewed by the program director, who assigns a pass or fail grade based on your scores and comments by the faculty members.
Upon approval of an evaluation by the program director, the evaluation immediately becomes available electronically to you in ISES. You also have an opportunity to complete an evaluation of faculty following each rotation, as well as evaluate the program on an annual basis.