The Pediatric Pulmonary Centers offer traineeships to individuals who have the potential for leadership. In keeping with the priorities of Healthy People 2000 objectives to increase minority representations in the health professions, minority students are especially encouraged to apply for traineeships.
PPCs provide leadership training to health care professionals who are then equipped to not only improve the health of children with respiratory conditions through the provision of coordinated, family-centered care, but also to positively impact changes in the health care system.
Interdisciplinary leadership training is provided for a variety of professional practitioners using pediatric pulmonary care as a clinical model. Upon completion, trainees serve the maternal and child health community both locally and throughout the nation. The curriculum includes didactic courses, practicum experiences in clinical and community settings, participation in public policy activities, education and research.
For the pediatrician, PPCs offer a three-year fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary leadership. Upon completion, trainees serve the maternal and child health community both locally and throughout the nation.
Former PPC trainees have continued to serve mothers and children, including under-served and ethnic minority groups and children with special health care needs. Many have developed health care guidelines, are involved with strategic planning, and conducted program evaluation. In addition, former trainees have authored journal articles and book chapters, provided technical assistance, and received professional recognition and awards for professional activities.
PPC Post-Training Leadership Competencies
- Demonstrates clinical excellence.
- Demonstrates ethics in practice.
- Demonstrates effective communication (written, verbal, and listening) and education skills (patient, family, and professional).
- Applies interdisciplinary team skills.
- Applies principles of family-centered care.
- Establishes linkages with and uses community-based resources.
- Demonstrates professional development.
- Incorporates the principles of health promotion/disease prevention into professional activities.
- Utilizes systems of care in serving families with children.
- Applies principles of culturally competent care.
- Demonstrates administrative, management, and strategic planning skills.
- Applies research principles to professional practice.
- Participates in advocacy and legislative processes.
- Utilizes information technology and communication technology.
Application Materials to be submitted
- Completed application form
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement including career goals and objectives that will be met by the PPC training experience
- Sample of written material such as an article, academic paper, or patient education brochure. If requested
- Curriculum vitae
- Academic transcripts (if requested)