The University of Arizona’s Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) provides intensive interdisciplinary training for those in health-related fields who want to care for children who have chronic pulmonary diseases -- such as asthma, neuromuscular diseases, and cystic fibrosis.
We offer a dynamic training program, 1-2 years in length, for select graduate-level students in the fields of medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, and pharmacy. Under the guidance of a multidisciplinary faculty of health care professionals, PPC Trainees participate in:
- Weekly lectures on child and maternal health topics
- Skills development workshops
- Interdisciplinary clinical care experience
- Research projects
- One-on-one supervision with program faculty
- Opportunities to present at professional conferences
Our goal is to develop practitioners with the knowledge and skills for being leaders in a culturally-sensitive, family centered team-based approach to children’s health.
Long-term PPC trainees are required to complete at least 300 hours of combined didactic, clinical and leadership training work over 1-2 years. In most circumstances, trainees are provided stipend support and funding to attend a national conference. Less intensive medium-term traineeships being between 40 and 299 hours are also available.
Traineeships typically begin in August of each year; individualized traineeships with flexible start and end dates are also possible.
Training Programs are available in the following:
- For the Pediatrician, PPCs offer a three year fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary leadership.
- Introduction to UAPPC Medicine
For further information, contact UAPPC Associate Director Lisa Rascon, M.Ed at 520/626-1567 or email@example.com