Long term trainees are formally registered as LEND fellows; by completion of their training will have 300 or more contact hours and will have completed the entire LEND curriculum (clinical and didactic). These criteria apply regardless of LEND funding.
For example, First-Year Pediatric Fellows sometimes receive funding from Children's Hospital rather than LEND. They are still considered LEND trainees, as long as they participate in the LEND curriculum throughout the course of the fellowship year. Similarly, other Disciplines may have one or more of their trainees participate in LEND on an unfunded basis.
All trainees are required to fulfill all program obligations within coursework, community, family and research components throughout the training year.