Second Year Clinical Training


Second Year Clinical Training (6 months)

The second year program is sufficiently flexible to accommodate the specific career needs of the individual. If the choice is clinical, non-academic respirology, then clinical electives are carefully chosen to further strengthen clinical competency in various domains of respirology practice. If the second year trainee wishes to choose an academic pathway, then extended training in research would be emphasized. Second year trainees attend the educational events outlined above and are responsible for organizing and participating in the bi-weekly clinical physiology rounds. Second year trainees also run a special weekly respirology clinic with respirology staff available only as resource persons if required. This graded responsibility approach is designed to foster confidence and independence in clinical respirology practice. Throughout the year, the second year trainee rotates through the following sub-speciality clinics; (1) Sleep clinic, (2) Neuromuscular clinic, (3) Asthma clinic, (4) TB and Granulomatous clinic, (5) Pulmonary Rehabilitation clinic, (6) Pulmonary Hypertension clinic, (7) Cystic Fibrosis, (8) Lung Cancer Clinic.

Second Year Research Training (6 months)

Each trainee must complete some scholarly activity during his or her training. In particular, research participation is strongly encouraged. Six months are largely protected in the second year to accomplish this goal. Trainees are expected to present their work at an international meeting and to submit papers for publication to peer reviewed journals. Trainees can choose from a number of research programs offered at Queen's: 

      Clinical Integrative Physiology  
      Dyspnea Mechanics  
      Exercise Pathophysiology  
      Ventilatory Mechanics
      Cardiopulmonary Interactions
      Sleep Disordered Breathing  
      Upper Airway Physiology
      Control of Ventilation
      Sleep and Women’s Health
      Sleepiness & Driving  
      Outcomes Research