Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
The Fellowship program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is a three-year program designed to satisfy the requirement for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialties of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. We are one of the largest programs in the United States with over twenty fellows in various forms of Pulmonary and/or Critical Care Medicine training. A two-year fellowship in Pulmonary Disease only is not offered as part of this program. The program is open to graduates of approved American or Canadian Internal Medicine residencies, who satisfy eligibility criteria for board certification in the specialty of Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The fellowship works closely and in conjunction with the accredited program in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.
- Pulmonary and Critical Care: Three years.
- Critical Care Medicine after successful completion of an Internal Medicine Subspecialty fellowship: One year.
- Integrated Critical Care Medicine with a Henry Ford Hospital Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship (eg. Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, etc.): Additional one year.
- Integrated Internal Medicine / Emergency Medicine / Critical Care Medicine: Six years This program is available to trainees in our combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.
- Candidates submit applications for matriculation into the EM/IM/CCM program during year 2 or 3 of training.
- Independent Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine: Two years.
- Interventional Pulmonary: (Airway and Medical Pleuroscopy): A dedicated one year program.
Goals and objectives
The overall goal of the Fellowship programs in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is to provide trainees the intellectual environment for acquiring the knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, and attitudes essential to the practice of pulmonary and/or critical care medicine. Both the faculty and the sponsoring institution are fully committed to provide the educational program, resources, and facilities to meet these goals.
The three-year program is designed to meet the needs and interests of individuals preparing for a career as a Pulmonary/Critical Care specialist in either a community or an academic setting. Each of the three years is clinically oriented with an increasing opportunity to pursue specific areas of interest as fellows proceed from Year I to Year III. The fellows are exposed to a wide spectrum of patients at Henry Ford Hospital, a tertiary and quaternary care hospital. The fellowship training is divided into one-month rotations in a wide variety of settings, with the option of longer periods for research experiences. In addition to these rotations, all fellows maintain ambulatory continuity clinics in Pulmonary Medicine throughout their fellowship.