Pediatric respiratory medicine--an international perspective

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2010 Jan;45(1):14-24. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21165.


Although Pediatric Respiratory Medicine as a subspecialty has a long tradition and is well established in some countries, there is a wide variation across different regions of the world with regard to e.g. recognition of the discipline, training requirements, training facilities and clinical needs. This review summarizes the situation in North America (US and Canada), South America, Asia, Australia, Israel and Europe with the aim to highlight commonalities and differences and, ultimately, to further support continuous development of paediatric Respiratory Medicine Worldwide.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation / methods
  • Child
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / methods
  • Fellowships and Scholarships / methods
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Internationality*
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Pediatrics / methods*
  • Professional Competence
  • Pulmonary Medicine / education*
  • Pulmonary Medicine / methods*