The fellows are expected to demonstrate integrity, respect, compassion, and empathy for their patients. These include being honest, involved, and responsive to the patient’s wishes; to establish the patient’s trust and to maintain credibility and rapport with patients and their families. During their training, fellows should provide meaningful emotional support to patients and their families.
Fellows must provide appropriate, comprehensive, and high quality care. They need to be responsive to the patient’s needs and concerns, to demonstrate cultural competency, and to use laboratory tests, consultations, diagnostic procedures and therapies efficiently, effectively, and always in the patient’s best interest. They should be patient advocates for optimal use of limited resources to maintain and enhance the quality of care.
Fellows are expected to:
- Communicate effectively and demonstrate caring and respectful behaviors when interacting with patients and their families
- Gather essential and accurate information about the patient and use it together with current scientific evidence to make decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions
- Develop and carry out appropriate patient management plans
- Provide education and counseling to patients
- Competently perform procedures essential for the practice Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
- Provide health care services aimed at preventing health problems or maintaining health
- Work with other health care professionals to provide patient-centered care