Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine | Fellowships | Clinical Responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities of Pediatric Pulmonology Fellows

It is our goal to develop the next generation of academic pediatric pulmonologists, who are superior clinicians as well as physician-scientists or clinical researchers that strive to understand the biological basis for the disorders they treat. The pediatric pulmonology fellow will:

  • Obey and adhere to the applicable policies, procedures, rules, bylaws, and regulations of the Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Children’s Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics
  • Obey and adhere to all applicable state, federal, and local laws, as well as the standards required to maintain accreditation by the ACGME, RRC, JCAHO and any other relevant accrediting, certifying, or licensing organizations
  • Participate fully in the educational and scholarly activities, including the performance of scholarly and research activities as assigned by the program director, attend all required educational conferences, assume responsibility for teaching and supervising other residents and students, fulfill the educational requirements of the program, and participate in assigned Hospital and University committee activities. Use his or her best efforts to provide safe, effective, and compassionate patient care and present at all times a courteous and respectful attitude toward all patients, colleagues, employees and visitors at the School of Medicine, Hospitals and other facilities and rotation sites to which the resident is assigned.

The pediatric pulmonology fellow will provide clinical services:

  • Commensurate with his/her level of advancement and responsibilities
  • Under appropriate supervision
  • At sites specifically approved by the program
  • Under circumstances and at locations covered by the professional liability insurance maintained for the resident by the Hospital or School of Medicine as appropriate
  • Develop and follow a personal program of self-study and professional growth under guidance of the program's teaching faculty
  • Fully cooperate in coordinating and completing documentation required by the ACGME, Residency Review Committee (RRC), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, and fellowship program, including but not limited to the legible and timely completion of patient medical records, charts, reports, time cards, operative and procedure logs, and faculty and program evaluations

Failure of the clinical fellow to comply with any of the responsibilities set forth above shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or termination from the program.

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