The University of Arizona Health Sciences

PPC Training Programs


The UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) offers traineeships to individuals who have the potential for leadership. In keeping with the priorities of Healthy People 2020 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. Trainees complete both a comprehensive core curriculum and discipline-specific seminars to address detailed technical aspects of care. Trainees also serve as active members of the care team, providing direct experience in interdisciplinary care. This includes participation in program development and collaborative efforts with other Title V agencies. Trainees complete individual/small group projects in public policy/advocacy and outreach education to solidify the concepts learned in didactic sessions. Affiliations with a variety of community-based agencies and health care facilities will allow a broad range of experiences by which curricular and individual educational goals will be met through interdisciplinary clinical activities under PPC faculty supervision.

PPC Post-Training Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates clinical excellence.
  • Demonstrates ethics in practice.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and education skills.
  • 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.

Training Programs are available in the following: