Program Director Message

Jim Davis

Kathryn Bilello, MD

Program Director

UCSF Diversity

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Core curriculum series
In July of each academic year, first year fellows will be given daily core lectures in pulmonary and critical care medicine by the faculty. Fellowship attendance at all of these July conferences is mandatory. These include the following:
1.   Static and Dynamic Mechanics
2.   Spirometry/Lung Volumes
3.   Airway Challenge Testing
4.   Introduction to Bronchoscopy
5.   Bronchoscopy and Sterile Technique/US-Guided Procedures
6.   Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
7.   Ventilation/Perfusion Relationships
8.   Sleep Disordered Breathing
9.   Dyspnea
10.  Cough
11.  Hemoptysis
12.  Lung Nodule
13.  Alveolar Ventilation/Transport of O2 and CO2/Diffusion
14.  Regulation of Acid-Base Status
15.  Approach to ILD
16.  Approach to Lung CA
17.  Pulmonary Consultation
18.  Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation
19.  CXR/Chest CT Interpretation
20.  Mechanical Ventilation/Troubleshooting the Ventilator

Weekly Conferences

Conferences are held at the UCSF Fresno. All fellows are required to attend 80% of all conferences.

  1. Chest Clinical Conference (Thursday, 7:30am)
  2. Core Curriculum Conference (Friday, 12:30pm)
  3. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds (Tuesday, 8am)

Monthly Conferences

  1. Research Conference (twice monthly)
  2. Journal Club (1st Thursday, 12:30pm)
  3. Pathology Conference (2nd Thursday, 12:30pm)
  4. Morbidity and Mortality Conference (3rd Thursday, 12:30pm)
  5. QI conference (3rd Tuesday, 12:30pm)
  6. Pathophysiology (4th Tuesday, 12:30pm