The second and third years of the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are largely dedicated to research. As a fellow, you will have numerous opportunities to participate in clinical, epidemiologic, basic science, and translational research within the division and the department.
We encourage all of our fellows to consider potential projects and identify and meet with possible research mentors in the latter half of your first year. You will find excellent research mentorship is readily available both within the division and throughout the department. The Scholarly Oversight Committee (SOC) regularly reviews the projects. We anticipate that you will generate a work product (e.g., publication, completion of an advanced degree, submission of a grant application, or progress report for a project of exceptional complexity) by the end of the third year.
In addition to the high-level research opportunities available within the division (such as severe asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and diagnostic bronchoscopy), you can also choose to work with one of the institutional investigators, including Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, Sonali Bose, MD, Rosalind Wright, MD, Lisa Satlin, MD.
Part of your educational experience will be attending weekly departmental academic/research seminars on Tuesdays. Coordinated by the department chair, these seminars offer exposure to our high-level clinical, basic, and translational research and enable you to identify potential projects and mentors outside of your individual division.
In addition, we strongly encourage you to present your project at a relevant national or international conference (e.g., American Thoracic Society, Chest, and Pediatric Academic Society). If you are presenting your project as a first author, we offer funding for travel.